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Deadline Approaching for Land Purchase Offers on Pine Ridge

PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION, S.D. (AP) – The deadline is approaching for owners of parcels on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to accept land buyback offers from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Interior says owners of fractional interests have until April 20 to accept the purchase offer. Thousands of offers were sent...
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SDHP: One Killed in Three Vehicle Crash East of Pierre Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Friday night three-vehicle crash killed a Huron woman and resulted in injuries to other motorists.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the accident happened Friday night about 7:10 p.m. at the junction of U.S. Highway 14 and U.S. Highway 83 west of Blunt.  Authorities indicate that 79-year-old Marcella...
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Legislators to Mull Transportation, Tech Schools and Weapons

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Lawmakers are expected to debate raising revenue to fund roads and bridges, allowing people to carry concealed weapons without a permit and expanding the kinds of games Deadwood can offer this week in Pierre. The House State Affairs Committee will vote on a proposal Tuesday to raise roughly $50 million...
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South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard discusses federal education policy at the Education and Workforce Committee session February 22 at the 2015 Winter Meeting of the NGA.

Governors to Meet with Obama at the White House Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) – Many of the nation’s Republican governors are blaming President Barack Obama for a budget standoff that threatens a potential Department of Homeland Security shutdown. They’ll be able to make their case in person when they convene at the White House on Monday morning. The meeting comes days before the DHS’s $40...
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