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Blizzard Expected Thursday in Parts of Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A strong cold front bearing down on the Dakotas is expected to bring blizzard conditions to eastern North Dakota and northeastern South Dakota. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for those regions for late Wednesday and Thursday. A blizzard watch is posted for north central North Dakota...
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SD Governor Calls for Revamping Bank Tax Laws

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says South Dakota needs to revamp its bank franchise tax to reflect the complexity of modern banking operations. In his State of the State speech to kick off the 2014 session of the South Dakota Legislature, Daugaard says the laws need to be changed to calculate taxes...
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SD Governor Urges Training for Needed Jobs

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proposed some new efforts to train people for jobs critical to South Dakota’s economic development. In his State of the State address to start the 2014 session of the Legislature, the governor says he will use development money to help school districts strengthen technical courses. He...
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G F & P to Hold Four Upcoming Meetings on Lake Oahe Fishery Status

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department will be holding a series of informational meetings and open houses across the state starting later this month. The meetings will give the public a chance to talk about the status of Lake Oahe’s fisheries, learn about regulation changes for 2014,...
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Pierre School Board Ok’s 2014-2015 Calendar

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board gave approval for the district’s calendar for the 2014-2015 school year at yesterday’s meeting. Board members had eight different calendar options to select from based on work done by a calendar committee. The school calendar for the next school year will differ from recent years...
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CAUW Reaches and Exceeds 2013-2014 Fundraising Goal

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Capital Area United Way has announced that its goal has been met for the United Way’s 2013-2014 campaign. 21 non-profit agencies are assisted by the funds raised through the local United Way. The goal for the campaign was announced last fall as $545,007. Yesterday, United Way Executive Director...
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Governor Announces Appointments to Game, Fish and Parks Commission

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard has made two appointments to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission; along with one reappointment. Daugaard’s office yesterday announced that Scott Phillips of Hereford and Paul Dennert of Columbia have been named to fill two open commission spots. The Governor also reappointed John Cooper...
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Hanson Announces Retirement from Capital Area United Way

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Fort Pierre woman who has served as Executive Director of the Capital Area United Way for just over four years announced her retirement from the organization yesterday. Gloria Hanson will step down from overseeing the local United Way at the end of February. Hanson, who serves on the...
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Noem Criticizes Democrats’ Leadership on Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Rep. Kristi Noem is criticizing the Democrats’ handling of the economy. The Republican says her state’s low unemployment rate is proof that the GOP is a better steward of the economy. Noem joined House Speaker John Boehner and other members of House Republican leadership at a press conference at the Capitol...
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Attorney General Says South Dakota Implied Consent Law to be Scrutinized

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says the South Dakota Supreme Court has accepted his request to determine the constitutionality of the state’s implied consent law for drunken driving enforcement. The law allows for blood to be drawn from motorists suspected of drunken driving without their permission or a warrant. The blood...
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