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Panel Debates Extending SD Lawmakers’ Term Limits

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are considering a proposal that would lengthen term limits for members of the state Legislature. A Senate or House member currently can serve no more than eight consecutive years, or four two-year terms, in a chamber. A proposed constitutional amendment would extend term limits to 12 consecutive...
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South Dakota House Votes Against Guns in Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota public officials will not be allowed to carry guns in the state Capitol. A bill allowing legislators to pack heat in public buildings failed to pass the House with 49 representatives voting against it and 18 in support. It would have applied to state and local elected officials...
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SD Discovery Center Hosts Elks Lodge Aviation Day Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Discovery Center in Pierre was a busy place yesterday afternoon as it was the location for an “Aviation Day” for local youth. The event was organized by Pierre Elks Lodge #1953. Elks Project Chairman Steve Wegman says the afternoon drew a great crowd of youngsters from...
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USDA Rural Development State Director Discusses Agency’s Benefits for Rural SD

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The State Director for USDA Rural Development in South Dakota says the agency works throughout the year to improve the quality of life for rural Americans. Elsie Meeks was in Pierre earlier this month for a conference to highlight how Rural Development has assisted rural water projects in the...
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