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Gill Announces Plans to Seek Third Term as Pierre Mayor

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Mayor announced this morning that she intends to seek a third term. Laurie Gill began her service as the 18th Mayor for the Capital City in 2008. Prior to that, she was a Pierre City Commissioner-from 1999 until her successful bid for Mayor nine years later. In a...
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SDRA Holds Annual Meeting This Week-Has Elections for Board of Directors Positions

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre restaurant owner has been elected to a second three-year term on the Board of Directors for the South Dakota Retailers Association.   Mark Mancuso of LaMinestra was selected for another term during the Association’s annual meeting in Pierre this week.  Another Pierre businessman is also serving on the...
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Capital Area United Way Names New Executive Director

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Capital Area United Way announced today that they have named the organization’s new Executive Director.  A press release from the United Way says Christina Ka Yun Oey will join the local United Way on March 1 and cites Oey’s valuable non-profit and community service experience-including work with the...
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SD Chief Justice Says Courts Working on Reform Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson says the state court system is making progress in carrying out its role in an extensive overhaul of the state’s criminal justice system. In his annual State of the Judiciary speech to the South Dakota Legislature, Gilbertson on Wednesday said the court...
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Prices, Future Markets on Minds of SD Corn Growers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota corn farmers produced a record crop last year, but prices and future markets will likely be on their minds during their annual convention Saturday. Corn Growers’ executive director Lisa Richardson says high prices after the drought led to a huge decrease in exports, and ethanol companies aren’t...
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Sundance Film Features ‘Sue’ Dinosaur Found in SD

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A documentary film showing this week at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, features “Sue” the dinosaur. KOTA-TV reports that “Dinosaur 13″ was partially filmed at the Black Hills Institute for Geological Research in Hill City. Workers from the institute found Sue’s bones in 1990 on the...
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Advocates: Gay Marriage Rulings May Prompt SD Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials of an organization that seeks to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation say federal court decisions overturning bans on same-sex marriage in two other states may lead to challenges to South Dakota’s ban on gay marriage. Don Frankenfeld of Equality South Dakota says he hopes the decisions in Oklahoma...
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Blizzard Sweeps Into Parts of the Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Travel is not advised across much of eastern South Dakota, including in Sioux Falls where schools let out early due to a blizzard. The state closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 from Sioux Falls to Salem because of a number of accidents blocking the road. Todd Heitkamp with...
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Mobridge Area Chamber Awarded Funds

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) The Mobridge Area Chamber of Commerce is being awarded a little over $11,000 in matching funds from the South Dakota Department of Tourism to develop and implement a new regional marketing campaign in 2014. The Chamber of Commerce moved to a regional focus in 2004 and is excited about...
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Proclamation Signing Event for Operation RAV – Reaching all Veterans January 14, 2014 (Courtesy Photo)

Operation Reaching All Veterans Kicked Off Tuesday by Department of Veterans Affairs

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Department of Veterans Affairs will be working in the coming months to reach out to all 75,000 veterans in the state-as part of an outreach project called “Operation Reaching All Veterans” (RAV). Tuesday, Governor Dennis Daugaard proclaimed the day as Operation Reaching All Veterans Day in South...
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