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House Committee Kills Plan to Study Effects of Economic Collapse on SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel has defeated a measure to study how a long-term national economic collapse would affect South Dakota. The House State Affairs Committee on Wednesday killed a proposal to create the Economic Contingencies Work Group to prepare for such a crisis. The bill’s main sponsor is Republican Rep. Steve...
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House Approves Call for Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has approved a proposal that calls for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to require a balanced federal budget. The chamber voted 39-30 Wednesday to send the resolution to the Senate. If it’s approved, South Dakota would join 24 other states calling for a constitutional...
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Fort Pierre Fire Department to Offer CPR Classes Next Month

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Fire Department will be offering certified CPR courses twice during the month of February. Classes will be held February 10th and 17th at the Fort Pierre Fire Hall. The department is covering the cost so there is no fee for the courses. The classes are...
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State’s New Health Secretary Ready to Lead the Department

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard announced the appointment of a new Secretary for the Department of Health this week.  Kim Malsam-Rysdon served as interim secretary for about a month-assuming the position December 15-following the retirement for former secretary Doneen Hollingsworth.   Malsam-Rysdon says health related bills being brought before lawmakers during the...
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