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SD Social Services Head to Join Governor’s Staff

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says Kim Malsam-Rysdon will leave her job as secretary of the state Department of Social Services to join his staff. Malsam-Rysdon has been head of the Department of Social Services since 2011. She will become senior adviser to the governor in March, replacing Deb Bowman,...
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Lawmakers Say New Defense Bill Helps Protect SD

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers say a comprehensive, nearly $633 billion defense bill will help protect the state’s interests. The Senate approved a new defense policy bill late Thursday, a week after the House passed the same measure. It now goes to President Barack Obama. The bill deals with issues including combat pay...
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Healthy Growth Likely in Rural Parts of 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new survey of bankers suggests that the economy will grow at a healthy pace in rural parts of the Dakotas and eight other states in the months ahead. The monthly survey’s overall index rose to 56.1 in December from November’s more moderate 54.3. But any score above 50 suggests...
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City of Pierre Declaring Snow Emergency

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre is declaring a Snow Emergency.   Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says vehicles must be off all snow routes at Midnight tonight, and snow removal on snow routes will commence shortly after all the vehicles have been moved.  This emergency is in effect until the...
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