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MDU Checking Into Cause of Power Outage in North Central SD

BISMARCK, N.D. – (DRG News) A number of customers who receive their power through Montana Dakota Utilities ended up without electricity for almost an hour and a half today. MDU says the issue involved problems with a large transmission line that runs into the Glenham substation. Power went out early this afternoon and Mark...
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Governor’s Juvenile Justice Overhaul Passes First Committee

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has approved a proposal that aims to shift juvenile offenders toward community-based treatments and significantly decrease the number committed to the state Department of Corrections. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted unanimously on Friday to send the measure to the chamber’s floor. Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s...
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Officials Indicate State’s Tourism Industry Saw Solid Growth Last Year

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s tourism industry made a $2 billion dollar impact on the state’s economy in 2014. That number and other tourism related statistics were released yesterday as part of the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism which was held in Pierre this week. Tourism Secretary James Hagen said more than...
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Lawmakers Gather to Remember Eight Fallen Former Colleagues

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota legislators paused briefly to remember eight former colleagues who died in 2014. Lawmakers met on Thursday in the state House of Representatives chamber for the annual legislative memorial service. Speaking during the proceedings, Sen. Mike Vehle praised his fallen colleagues for serving to make a difference in the...
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