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SDDA Secretary Sites Importance of Transportation Funding Increases Approved by Legislature

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Secretary of Agriculture praised state lawmakers for their passage of transportation funding Friday.  The legislature passed a proposal to increase road and bridge funding in South Dakota by raising the state’s fuel tax by six cents per gallon and through changes in other fees and assessments.   When...
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Registration Deadline Extended for This Month’s Wildland Fire Academy in Fort Pierre

RAPID CITY, S.D. – (DRG News) The registration deadline has been extended for the 2015 Wildland Fire Academy which will be held in Fort Pierre this month. The March 25-29 academy is organized as a way to provide training for volunteer fire departments and for state and federal firefighters. The academy is being partially...
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SD Board of Regents Executive Director Announces Retirement

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The executive director and CEO of the South Dakota Board of Regents is retiring at the end of the year. Jack R. Warner is in his sixth year as head of the system. He’s leaving at a time when enrollment at the state’s public universities is at an all-time high....
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Hot Weather on Sunday Shatters Records in the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Nearly a dozen major cities in the Dakotas set record-high temperatures for the date on Sunday. National Weather Service reports show that record highs were set in the North Dakota cities of Grand Forks, Fargo, Jamestown, Dickinson and Bismarck. In South Dakota, Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Watertown and Pierre...
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