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Initiative to Recruit SD Jobs, Workers Falls Short

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An initiative by Gov. Dennis Daugaard that was intended to draw 1,000 workers to the state has come up far short. The Argus Leader reports that Daugaard announced the New South Dakotans initiative in January 2012. Daugaard told lawmakers he would sharply scale back the program this week, after...
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No. 3 Justice Department Official to Visit Dakotas

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – The third-ranking official in the U.S. Department of Justice says he’s coming to the Dakotas to listen and learn about ways to improve public safety for tribal nations. U.S. Associate Attorney General Tony West is scheduled to represent the agency in Bismarck Monday for the first public hearing of a...
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Campaign to Help People with Hearing, Vision Loss

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – This new federal program promises to help South Dakotans with combined loss of hearing and vision better connect with family, friends and community. The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program provides support for the local distribution of a wide array of accessible communications technology. It was mandated by the 21st Century...
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10th Annual Christmas on the Prairie Comes to St. Anthony’s Church in Hoven Sunday

HOVEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Sunday brings the tenth annual Christmas on the Prairie to Hoven’s Cathedral on the Prairie-St. Anthony’s Church.  The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra of Sioux Falls, led by Henry Charles Smith, will once again be a part of this year’s production.  Mary Keller of Hoven who is the co-coordinator for...
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EOTP-South Dakota Chapter of Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation to Hold Gathering Sunday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Encounters on the Prairie-South Dakota Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation will hold an event Sunday in Fort Pierre called “Lewis and Clark Christmas at the Trading Post”.  Foundation President Bill Stevens says the annual celebration will include a Beef Stew and Buffalo Chili...
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SD Delegation Seeks to Head Off Corps Water Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Dakota’s congressional delegation is pressing House and Senate negotiators to keep a provision in a massive water projects bill that prevents the Army Corps of Engineers from charging some residents for use of water. The House and Senate have both passed water projects bills this year. The two bills are...
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SD Flags at Half-Staff on Pearl Harbor Anniversary

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has asked that all flags in South Dakota be flown at half-staff to observe National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Flags should be flown at half-staff until sundown Saturday, the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. President Barack...
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SD Governor Announces Pheasant Task Force

HURON, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has announced the formation of a task force to find a balance between modern agricultural practices and wildlife-oriented land conservation. The Daily Republic reports that Daugaard made the announcement Friday at his first-ever Pheasant Habitat Summit. He’s concerned about the declining pheasant population and its statewide impact....
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Distracted Driving

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) As more and more attention is being brought forward about distracted driving and laws to address it, new technologies are creating even further distractions.  It is not just devices that you can hold in your hand anymore.  There is great debate on whether CB, HAM, police, and other similar radios...
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Measure to Raise Minimum Wage Set for 2014 Ballot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A measure to raise the state minimum wage will be on the 2014 general election ballot as Initiated Measure 18. Secretary of State Jason Gant says that based on a validation of a sample of signatures, the group sponsoring the measure submitted nearly 21,000 valid signatures. That’s well over...
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