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Deb Bowman Announces Retirement Plans

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard’s Senior Advisor-Deb Bowman-announced yesterday that she will retire next year.  Bowman is expected to retire following the 2014 Legislative Session-on March 21.  Governor Daugaard says in a press release that Bowman has spent her career in public service as an advocate for those without a voice...
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Discussions Underway on Possible Fort Pierre Business Association

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre businesses and city officials are re-starting talks about the possibility of organizing some type of Fort Pierre Business Association.  Dave Bonde, Executive Director of the Fort Pierre Development Corporation says an informal meeting was held Tuesday which included downtown businesses, city leaders and others.  He says...
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Study Says Slow Growth Likely in Rural Parts of 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The overall index in a new monthly survey matches the previous index and also suggests the economy will continue growing at a slow pace in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states. The report for the Rural Mainstreet Index was released Thursday and says the index remained unchanged at...
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Former SD Official’s Death Ruled Suicide by AG’s Office

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The state attorney general says former South Dakota economic development director Richard Benda died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the abdomen. Benda was found Oct. 22 in a grove of trees near Lake Andes, in southeast South Dakota. Attorney General Marty Jackley announced the autopsy results Thursday. He...
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