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Canadian Diplomats, South Dakota Leaders to Mark Canada Day

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Canadian diplomats and South Dakota leaders will mark Canada Day at the state Capitol. Diplomats and members of the Alberta and Manitoba Legislative Assemblies will join South Dakota officials and lawmakers Wednesday in Pierre. Consul General Jamshed Merchant, who is Canada’s top diplomat in the Upper Midwest, is scheduled to...
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Wind Chill Advisories Issued for Much of the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Icy air over the Dakotas is plunging temperatures and wind chills to dangerous levels. Early morning lows Wednesday are in the single digits and teens below zero, and wind chills are in the minus teens, 20s and 30s. The wind child hit minus 40 in Grand Forks in eastern North...
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Measure to Increase Lawmaker Pay Fails in State Senate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Senate has voted down a measure to increase lawmaker pay to $10,000 for each regular legislative session as part of an effort to encourage more South Dakotans to run for office. The full Senate on Tuesday voted 21-11, less than the necessary two-thirds majority required to approve the...
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Izaak Walton League Backs Bill for Conservation Fund

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A bill that would appropriate state funds to help protect and enhance wildlife habitat is supported by the South Dakota Division of the Izaak Walton League. Paul Lepisto, Regional Conservation Coordinator for the Izaak Walton League of America says the group backs House Bill 1192 and has pledged to...
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