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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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Sen. John Thune Sets Railroad Hearing Before Committee

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. John Thune has scheduled a hearing over rail transportation problems for the committee he now chairs. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will discuss challenges in the nation’s freight rail network blamed on higher demand, pending and proposed rules and regulations, and infrastructure needs. It’s scheduled for Wednesday...
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Winner Named for January Prize in BGCCA’s Great Futures Mega Raffle

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The first winner has been chosen in the 2015 Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area’s Great Futures Mega Raffle.  Three semi-finalists were named yesterday to win the January prize of a winter get away-Adam Spoehr, Jason Dilges and Ann Schwartz.  Wednesday afternoon, Spoehr’s name was selected as...
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