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2015 Go Green and Clean Planning Session to be Held Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The first planning session for Pierre’s sixth annual “Go Green and Clean” campaign is going to be held Thursday morning.  The campaign was started by Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill in 2010 as a way for citizens to volunteer and give back to the community through keeping the city attractive. ...
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Bill to Form Task Force to Study Elder Abuse Passes Commitee

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A bill that would create a state task force dedicated to studying elder abuse has passed its first committee. The proposal brought by Sen. David Novstrup would establish an interim committee to study the issue and prevalence of financial, emotional and abuse of elders in the state. The bill...
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Republicans Reject Democrat-Backed Ethics Commission Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Republican-dominated state House of Representatives has rejected Democrats’ calls to restore the South Dakota Ethics Commission in response to South Dakota’s investment-for-visa scandal. The House voted down 53-16 on Wednesday a measure requesting that the commission repealed in 1979 be re-established. Democratic Rep. Shawn Bordeaux said the state has...
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Senate Committee Passes New Deadwood Games

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel has passed a measure that would authorize three new voter-approved games in Deadwood. The Senate State Affairs Committee on Wednesday approved the proposal to allow keno, craps and roulette in the historic mining town. Boosters have pushed the measure as a way to keep Deadwood competitive with...
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