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State Tribal Relations Day Held Wednesday in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Wednesday brought the State-Tribal Relations Day to Pierre. The day’s activities are hosted by the South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations. Some tribal leaders took part in a morning breakfast with Governor Dennis Daugaard, there were morning and afternoon listening sessions and a noon ceremony was held at the...
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SD Panel OKs Bill Against Dog Breed Specific Bans

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota panel has advanced a bill to keep cities from passing policies that target specific dog breeds. The debate on Thursday lasted over an hour, pitting property rights against local control. The House Local Government Committee voted 10-3 to approve the bill. It has already been approved by...
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SD Governor Cautious About Expanding Medicaid Himself

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he would be reluctant to expand the state’s Medicaid program without first getting the Legislature’s agreement. Daugaard last month asked federal officials to let South Dakota expand its Medicaid program in a way that would provide medical services to fewer people than envisioned in...
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Mobridge Area Chamber Tourism Committee Gets New Ride

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News)  The Mobridge Area Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee is getting a new ride and it is called the “Walleye Wagon.” The new van has a picture wrap on it with a picture of the bridge and a large fish. The wrap was applied by Full-Throttle Graphics in Clark, S.D....
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SD Panel Kills Bill Against Radar Traffic Cameras

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota representative says she was disappointed to watch her bill prohibiting traffic cameras die by a narrow margin in a Senate committee. The bill would have kept local governments from using cameras with radar detectors to ticket drivers for speed and red light violations. Democrat Peggy Gibson of...
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New SD Law Will Keep Banned Players Out of Casinos

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a measure aimed at keeping banned gamblers out of Deadwood casinos. Existing law already gives the South Dakota Gaming Commission authority to prohibit players from entering casinos based on cheating or other misconduct. But officials say it’s been difficult to enforce...
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Rawlins Library Modifies Its Patron Database

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Rawlins Municipal Library announced yesterday that it has deleted files associated with patrons who haven’t used the library within the past few years.  Library Director Robin Schrupp says in a press release that the information was deleted to clear up database files.  Patrons who haven’t visited the library...
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SDBIC Board of Directors to Meet March 5 in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Board of Directors for the South Dakota Beef Industry Council will meet in Pierre next week.  SDBIC President Karla Pazour of Pukwana will preside over next Wednesday’s gathering.  The meeting will start with a leadership presentation by Dr. Lynn Gordon, SDSU assistant professor and Extension beef field specialist. ...
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SD Senate Says No Dog Use in Mountain Lion Hunts

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has rejected a measure to allow dogs in mountain lion hunts outside of the Black Hills. Senators voted 18-14 to kill the bill. It had already been approved by the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and the House. The bill’s Senate sponsor says it would...
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SD State Fair Announces Theme and Logo for 2014 Event

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota State Fair announced the theme for this year’s event…”What Does the Fair Say?”  State Fair marketing and events coordinator Candi Hettinger Briley says this year, fair officials chose a theme that fits into recent pop culture and will also be a fun idea people can get...
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