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Department of Revenue Recently Unveiled Website with New Look

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Department of Revenue has launched a new website.  Department Secretary Andy Gerlach says in a press release that the new site is designed to be more user-friendly and provide relevant information.  Gerlach says the new website highlights the department’s e-Services and forms that are popular with taxpayers. ...
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Verendrye Museum Holds Annual Meeting Saturday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) One change was made over the weekend to the Board of Directors for the Verendrye Museum of Fort Pierre.  The museum’s annual meeting was held Saturday at the Senior Center in Fort Pierre. Following a social hour and meal, the organization held the meeting portion of its gathering. ...
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Onida Fire Department Responds to Fire in Garage at Onida Home

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire that started in the garage at a residence in Onida caused extensive damage to the garage and left the home uninhabitable.  Brian Ring, Fire Chief for the Onida Fire Department says firefighters were told of a fire in a garage attached to a single family residence at...
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City of Mobridge Receives Loan for Water Tower Replacement

PIERRE, S.D. – (SD State News) Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved nearly $4.82 million in grants and loans for drinking water, wastewater and watershed projects. The board met Friday over the Digital Dakota Network. “I am pleased to announce that this money is...
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NWS Says Parts of the Dakotas in for Some Stormy Weather

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Parts of the Dakotas are in for some stormy weather after a balmy weekend. The National Weather Service says light snow and strong winds gusting to 40 mph could create hazardous travel conditions in central and southeastern North Dakota. In South Dakota, winds will be strong in the western and...
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Corn and Soy Stocks Up in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Stocks of corn and soybeans are up in South Dakota. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn stocks on Dec. 1 totaled 644 million bushels, up 66 percent from the same date in 2012. Of that total, 410 million bushels are stored on farms, a 71 percent jump, and...
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SD Legislature to Debate Common Core Standards

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers expect to spend a lot of time during the upcoming legislative session debating the Common Core standards that establish what students should know in math and English at each grade level. Rep. Jim Bolin, of Canton, says he believes the standards adopted by 45 states are a...
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2014 SD Mountain Lion Season Off to a Slow Start

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Hunters in the South Dakota’s Black Hills are reporting a slow start to the season. The Rapid City Journal reports that as of Friday, 10 mountain lions had been killed, which is about half as many compared to a typical season. Hunters say lack of fresh snow in the...
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House Destroyed by Fire in Mobridge

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) At approximately 6:20 p.m. January 11th, the Mobridge Fire, Police and Ambulance Departments responded to a house fire at 1109 North Main Street in Mobridge, S.D On their arrival the house was emitting smoke from the doors and windows.  Shortly thereafter the house was fully involved with fire. I spoke...
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Panel Says Lawmaker Can Run for Judicial Position

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota committee that deals with judicial elections says a state lawmaker could campaign for a judicial position while continuing to serve in the Legislature. However, the South Dakota Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention says the state Constitution provides that no judge can be a member of...
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