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Wreaths Across America Program Being Held This Morning in Pierre

UNDATED – (DRG News) The South Dakota Funeral Directors Association is participating in Wreaths Across America this morning.  The program is set up to pay tribute to fallen veterans of all wars during the Christmas season.  A formal wreath presentation is taking place at the Flaming Fountain Veterans Memorial along Capitol Lake in Pierre...
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Bitter Cold Continues to Blanket the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Bitterly cold weather continues to blanket the Dakotas as the workweek begins. The National Weather Service has posted wind chill advisories for both North Dakota and South Dakota, with the combination of cold temperatures and wind making it feel as cold as 40 degrees below zero in some areas. The...
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South Dakota Lawmakers Hear Governor Dennis Daugaard's Budget Address December 3, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

SD Lawmakers Will be Urged to Expand Medicaid

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Some lawmakers and health care groups plan to ask the South Dakota Legislature to expand the state’s Medicaid program over Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s resistance. The Medicaid expansion is available to states as an option under the federal health care overhaul. Daugaard is not recommending an expansion of Medicaid at least...
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Initiative to Recruit SD Jobs, Workers Falls Short

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An initiative by Gov. Dennis Daugaard that was intended to draw 1,000 workers to the state has come up far short. The Argus Leader reports that Daugaard announced the New South Dakotans initiative in January 2012. Daugaard told lawmakers he would sharply scale back the program this week, after...
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No. 3 Justice Department Official to Visit Dakotas

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – The third-ranking official in the U.S. Department of Justice says he’s coming to the Dakotas to listen and learn about ways to improve public safety for tribal nations. U.S. Associate Attorney General Tony West is scheduled to represent the agency in Bismarck Monday for the first public hearing of a...
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Campaign to Help People with Hearing, Vision Loss

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – This new federal program promises to help South Dakotans with combined loss of hearing and vision better connect with family, friends and community. The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program provides support for the local distribution of a wide array of accessible communications technology. It was mandated by the 21st Century...
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10th Annual Christmas on the Prairie Comes to St. Anthony’s Church in Hoven Sunday

HOVEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Sunday brings the tenth annual Christmas on the Prairie to Hoven’s Cathedral on the Prairie-St. Anthony’s Church.  The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra of Sioux Falls, led by Henry Charles Smith, will once again be a part of this year’s production.  Mary Keller of Hoven who is the co-coordinator for...
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EOTP-South Dakota Chapter of Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation to Hold Gathering Sunday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Encounters on the Prairie-South Dakota Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation will hold an event Sunday in Fort Pierre called “Lewis and Clark Christmas at the Trading Post”.  Foundation President Bill Stevens says the annual celebration will include a Beef Stew and Buffalo Chili...
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SD Delegation Seeks to Head Off Corps Water Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Dakota’s congressional delegation is pressing House and Senate negotiators to keep a provision in a massive water projects bill that prevents the Army Corps of Engineers from charging some residents for use of water. The House and Senate have both passed water projects bills this year. The two bills are...
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SD Flags at Half-Staff on Pearl Harbor Anniversary

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has asked that all flags in South Dakota be flown at half-staff to observe National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Flags should be flown at half-staff until sundown Saturday, the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. President Barack...
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