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Governor’s Juvenile Justice Overhaul Passes First Committee

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has approved a proposal that aims to shift juvenile offenders toward community-based treatments and significantly decrease the number committed to the state Department of Corrections. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted unanimously on Friday to send the measure to the chamber’s floor. Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s...
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Officials Indicate State’s Tourism Industry Saw Solid Growth Last Year

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s tourism industry made a $2 billion dollar impact on the state’s economy in 2014. That number and other tourism related statistics were released yesterday as part of the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism which was held in Pierre this week. Tourism Secretary James Hagen said more than...
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Lawmakers Gather to Remember Eight Fallen Former Colleagues

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota legislators paused briefly to remember eight former colleagues who died in 2014. Lawmakers met on Thursday in the state House of Representatives chamber for the annual legislative memorial service. Speaking during the proceedings, Sen. Mike Vehle praised his fallen colleagues for serving to make a difference in the...
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South Dakota Officials Announce ‘My Great Place’ Ad Campaign

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Tourism officials have unveiled a new marketing campaign to draw visitors to South Dakota in 2015 and bolster one of the state’s pillar industries. Gov. Dennis Daugaard revealed the campaign Thursday at a state tourism convention. The “My Great Place” promotion has replaced the “Your American Journey” catchphrase that debuted...
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