Pierre School Board July 11, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Pierre School Board Ok’s 2014-2015 Calendar

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board gave approval for the district’s calendar for the 2014-2015 school year at yesterday’s meeting. Board members had eight different calendar options to select from based on work done by a calendar committee. The school calendar for the next school year will differ from recent years...
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CAUW Reaches and Exceeds 2013-2014 Fundraising Goal

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Capital Area United Way has announced that its goal has been met for the United Way’s 2013-2014 campaign. 21 non-profit agencies are assisted by the funds raised through the local United Way. The goal for the campaign was announced last fall as $545,007. Yesterday, United Way Executive Director...
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Governor Announces Appointments to Game, Fish and Parks Commission

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard has made two appointments to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission; along with one reappointment. Daugaard’s office yesterday announced that Scott Phillips of Hereford and Paul Dennert of Columbia have been named to fill two open commission spots. The Governor also reappointed John Cooper...
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Hanson Announces Retirement from Capital Area United Way

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Fort Pierre woman who has served as Executive Director of the Capital Area United Way for just over four years announced her retirement from the organization yesterday. Gloria Hanson will step down from overseeing the local United Way at the end of February. Hanson, who serves on the...
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Noem Criticizes Democrats’ Leadership on Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Rep. Kristi Noem is criticizing the Democrats’ handling of the economy. The Republican says her state’s low unemployment rate is proof that the GOP is a better steward of the economy. Noem joined House Speaker John Boehner and other members of House Republican leadership at a press conference at the Capitol...
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Attorney General Says South Dakota Implied Consent Law to be Scrutinized

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says the South Dakota Supreme Court has accepted his request to determine the constitutionality of the state’s implied consent law for drunken driving enforcement. The law allows for blood to be drawn from motorists suspected of drunken driving without their permission or a warrant. The blood...
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SD Supplants ND as Top Sunflower-Producing State

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – South Dakota sunflower farmers last year rebounded from crippling drought in 2012, while their counterparts in North Dakota struggled through a wet spring planting season and a late harvest. The end result is that South Dakota has supplanted North Dakota as the nation’s top sunflower producer for only the second...
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NWS Says Winter Weather Impacting Travelers in the Dakotas

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Strong winds and snow are making travel difficult in parts of the Dakotas. The National Weather Service is cautioning residents about blowing snow in central and eastern North Dakota that’s reducing visibilities to a half mile or less. Parts of South Dakota are getting even worse weather. A winter...
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Election Year Likely Means More Pierre Politicking

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The legislative session that starts Tuesday might feature more than the usual amount of political posturing. Two state lawmakers are seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, and a few are looking at running for other statewide offices. All 105 legislative seats are up for election this fall, and...
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South Dakota’s 2014 Legislature Ready to Start

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will kick off this year’s session of the South Dakota Legislature with his annual State of State speech. The governor’s speech is expected to start about 1 p.m. CST Tuesday in the state Capitol in Pierre after the House and Senate take care of some organizational details....
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