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South Dakota Reaction to Keystone Pipeline Report

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Republican members of Congress say the latest State Department report on the Keystone XL pipeline should prompt the president to approve it. The agency raised no major environmental objections to the planned $7 billion pipeline from Canada through the heart of the U.S. Sen. John Thune says...
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Corinna Robinson Photo at Capitol January 31, 2014 (KGFX Photo)

U.S. House Candidate Makes Stops in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre was the latest stop in South Dakota for a woman challenging Republican Congresswoman Kristi Noem for U.S. House. Democrat Corinna Robinson visited several cities across the state this week. She was in Pierre yesterday for a meet and greet and this morning, stopped at the Capitol. She says...
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“Furniture” Exhibit at Cultural Heritage Center to Close After February 9

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota State Historical Society officials will be closing a furniture exhibit at the museum in the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre in just over a week.  “Furniture: The Fancy and the Functional” features more than 65 examples of furniture from the museum’s collection and the exhibit will permanently...
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Utility Bill Scam Targeting South Dakotans

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Attorney General offered a warning yesterday to South Dakota businesses regarding a utility bill scam that has appeared in the state.  The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division has received a number of calls from businesses in central South Dakota that have been targeted by the scam.  The...
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Chamberlain PD Asking for Assistance in Solving Recent Burglaries

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – (DRG News) The Chamberlain Police Department is asking for the public’s help in solving a string of burglaries which have occurred this month.  Chief Joe Hutmacher says A & R Towing was broken into around January 15.  He says one or more individuals used force to enter the structure and a...
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Pierre’s Commission and Mayor to Hold Annual Strategic Planning Session Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Next week will bring the annual strategic planning session for Pierre’s Mayor and City Commission.  Mayor Laurie Gill will convene the commission Monday afternoon for the meeting.  The community is in the midst of major economic development and expansion with projects in northeast Pierre to include a Menards store,...
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Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Clears Significant Hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) – The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada has cleared a significant hurdle after the State Department raised no major environmental objections to its construction. The department’s report was released Friday. It says Canadian tar sands are likely to be developed regardless of U.S. action on the pipeline and other options...
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SD Committee: ‘Squaw’ is Offensive, ‘Negro’ Isn’t

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative committee has approved a bill allowing use of the word “Negro” in South Dakota place names but makes it clear that the word “squaw” should be removed from all locations. The Legislature previously had passed laws requiring the renaming of any geographic features that include either term. A...
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SD Governor Seeks Medicaid Expansion Waiver

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he is once again asking federal officials to let the state expand the Medicaid program in a way that would provide medical services only to those most in need. The federal health care overhaul gives states the option of expanding Medicaid up to 138...
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Panel Proposes Extending SD Lawmakers’ Term Limits

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has endorsed a proposed state constitutional amendment that would lengthen term limits for members of the state Legislature. A Senate or House member currently can serve no more than eight consecutive years, or four two-year terms, in a chamber. The House State Affairs Committee voted...
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