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Republican Leaders Announce Task Force to Study Education

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Republican state officials say they want to study education in South Dakota and re-evaluate how the system is funded before taking action. Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Republican legislative leaders on Friday announced the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Teachers and Students, which will report recommendations to the 2016 Legislature. Daugaard...
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Hollywood Tonight Fundraiser for MSDVC to Take Place February 14

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Valentine’s Day brings a special event to benefit Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center-the annual Hollywood Tonight fundraiser. Hollywood Tonight will be held at the Ramkota and Missouri Shores Director Kami Marts says there will be a great line-up of entertainment that evening. Missouri Shores held auditions late last year...
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South Dakota Ag Secretary Joins Policy Meeting of NASDA

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch joined other state agriculture department leaders this week for the winter Policy Conference of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) in Washington, D.C. Lentsch is the chair of the Rural Development and Financial Security Committee and led that committee’s...
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Pierre’s Police Chief Says Department’s Officer Division Now Fully Staffed

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department now has a full staff of officers-with yesterday’s addition of new patrolman Matthew Shaver. Police Chief Dave Panzer says there are now more than 25 sworn officers in the Pierre PD. He says officer numbers are where they should be for the size of the...
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