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Legislators Talk About Relaxing Wine-Shipping Laws

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state legislative committee has made progress in crafting a bill to let South Dakotans buy out-of-state wines directly from producers but still needs to work out some key details. Legislators on the Alcohol Distribution and Shipping committee met Tuesday in Pierre. The committee had planned to finalize the proposed...
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Arizona Man Arrested Early Saturday for Various Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Arizona man was arrested on five separate charges early Saturday after police were called to the report of a reckless driver on Airport Road.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were told about 3:45 a.m. Saturday morning that a person in a vehicle pulling a trailer was...
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Pierre Chamber Holds Discussion Session on IM 18

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Initiated Measure on the minimum wage was the topic for a discussion organized last week by the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce.  If passed, Initiated Measure 18 would amend state law to raise South Dakota’s hourly minimum wage starting January 1 for non-tipped employees from $7.25 to $8.50...
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Division of Insurance Office Moves to New Location in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre office for the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation’s Division of Insurance has moved to a different location. The office has been relocated from 445 East Capitol Avenue to 124 South Euclid Avenue. The office offers assistance to people who have insurance complaints and who need...
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National Weather Service Says August Was a Cool and Wet Month in Parts of Central SD

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service in Aberdeen says last month brought wetter and cooler than normal weather for August in parts of central and northeast South Dakota. Monthly average temperatures were anywhere from one to three degrees below normal. Pierre, Timber Lake and Mobridge all noted high temperatures that were...
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Pulse Plant Near Harrold to Employ 14 Initially

HARROLD, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Pulse Processors plant near Harrold plans to employ 14 people initially and possibly expand to as many as 21. The $4.5 million plant will process pulse crops such as lentils, field peas and chickpeas. CEO and President Steven Brown tells the Capital Journal that production employees will...
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Tribal Leaders in Dakotas Gathering for Summit

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Tribal leaders in the Dakotas will discuss topics ranging from health care to economic development during an annual gathering in Bismarck this week. The 18th annual Tribal Leaders Summit is Wednesday through Friday at the Bismarck Civic Center. Coordinator Julie Dejarlais tells The Bismarck Tribune that there will be a...
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Report: Midwest Economic Index Inched Up in August

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states rose slightly in August, suggesting growth is ahead.        A survey report issued Tuesday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index inched up to 57.2 last month from 57.0 in July. The index had reached a three-year high...
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Legislators to Discuss Relaxing Wine-Shipping Laws

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota legislators are hammering out the details of potential legislation that could allow for consumer-direct wine shipping in the state.        The Alcoholic Beverage Shipping and Distribution committee will meet in Pierre on Tuesday. Committee lawmakers will discuss whether to bring a bill to the full Legislature that...
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Wagon Train to Start Its Trek to Pierre for 125th

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – A wagon train leaves Yankton for Pierre this week as part of the state’s 125th anniversary of statehood. Before the procession leaves on Thursday, a public gathering will be held at the Yankton rodeo grounds in the afternoon and evening on Wednesday. The program will include remarks from Gov. Dennis...
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