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Lawmaker to Push for Repeal of SD Death Penalty

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota lawmaker says he’ll ask the Legislature to repeal the death penalty in the session that starts Tuesday in Pierre. Rep. Steve Hickey is a Sioux Falls Republican who also is a pastor. He previously supported capital punishment but says he changed his mind after reviewing the Bible...
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South Dakota Lawmakers Hear Governor Dennis Daugaard's Budget Address December 3, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

SD Lawmakers Hope to Avoid Partisan Fights in 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers cooperated last year to pass measures revamping the state’s criminal justice system and its economic development programs. Republican and Democratic leaders hope they can once again avoid, or at least limit, bitter partisan fights in the legislative session that begins Tuesday. House Democratic Leader Bernie Hunhoff says...
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How to Spend $100M Among Tasks for SD Lawmakers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers gathering in Pierre Tuesday for the new session expect to spend a lot of time examining the complex state budget the governor proposed. Gov. Dennis Daugaard wants to use a $70 million windfall in unclaimed property payments to give 3 percent increases in school aid, payments to...
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Hughes and Stanley County Democrats to Meet Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Representative Kathy Tyler of Big Stone City will speak to the Hughes and Stanley County Democrats this evening at the group’s meeting.  The organization will gather at the Longbranch Restaurant in Pierre and tonight’s meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.  In addition to hearing from Representative Tyler, the group will...
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Several Products Already Licensed for Sale to Mark State’s 125th Anniversary of Statehood

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fourteen products have been licensed by five different companies for this year’s 125th anniversary of South Dakota’s statehood-according to figures released last week.  A commission appointed by Governor Dennis Daugaard met Friday to approve a final report for the Governor which includes ideas for celebrating the state’s 125th birthday...
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Department of Revenue Recently Unveiled Website with New Look

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Department of Revenue has launched a new website.  Department Secretary Andy Gerlach says in a press release that the new site is designed to be more user-friendly and provide relevant information.  Gerlach says the new website highlights the department’s e-Services and forms that are popular with taxpayers. ...
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Verendrye Museum Holds Annual Meeting Saturday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) One change was made over the weekend to the Board of Directors for the Verendrye Museum of Fort Pierre.  The museum’s annual meeting was held Saturday at the Senior Center in Fort Pierre. Following a social hour and meal, the organization held the meeting portion of its gathering. ...
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Onida Fire Department Responds to Fire in Garage at Onida Home

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire that started in the garage at a residence in Onida caused extensive damage to the garage and left the home uninhabitable.  Brian Ring, Fire Chief for the Onida Fire Department says firefighters were told of a fire in a garage attached to a single family residence at...
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City of Mobridge Receives Loan for Water Tower Replacement

PIERRE, S.D. – (SD State News) Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved nearly $4.82 million in grants and loans for drinking water, wastewater and watershed projects. The board met Friday over the Digital Dakota Network. “I am pleased to announce that this money is...
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NWS Says Parts of the Dakotas in for Some Stormy Weather

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Parts of the Dakotas are in for some stormy weather after a balmy weekend. The National Weather Service says light snow and strong winds gusting to 40 mph could create hazardous travel conditions in central and southeastern North Dakota. In South Dakota, winds will be strong in the western and...
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