Merscheim Family Planting Tree October 14, 2014

Stanley Co. School District Rededicates Two Trees in Memory of Two Local Women

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A re-dedication ceremony was held yesterday for two memory trees outside Stanley County’s K-5 Elementary Building. Two trees were planted to honor Nettie Carter and Vicki Merscheim. Previously, trees placed in the women’s memory had been located outside the former K-2 school that has since been torn down....
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Organizers Pleased with CAUW Fundraiser a Month Into Campaign

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Capital Area United Way is about a month into the 2014-2015 “It Matters!” fundraising campaign. September 17 brought the campaign kickoff. Bob and Laurie Gill are the co-chairs and this year’s goal is $555,000. Executive Director Christina Oey says everyone is excited about this campaign, and donors are...
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Daugaard’s Chief of Staff to Resign After Election

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The governor’s office says chief of staff Dusty Johnson will step down after the midterm elections next month to take a job in the private sector. Johnson has served in his position since Gov. Dennis Daugaard took office in 2011. His last day will be Nov. 7. The governor’s office...
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Noem, Robinson Debate Wage Increase Ideas

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Republican Rep. Kristi Noem and Democratic challenger Corinna Robinson outlined different ideas on how to increase wages in South Dakota during a debate in Rapid City. Robinson supports increasing the minimum wage. She carried petitions to get Initiated Measure 18 on the Nov. 4 ballot. It would raise...
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