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House Committee Votes to Approve Youth Minimum Wage

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state House committee has approved a proposal to exempt youth from the minimum wage hike to $8.50 per hour that voters approved in November. The House Commerce and Energy Committee on Wednesday voted 11-2 for the plan, which would carve out a $7.50 youth minimum wage. Republican Sen. David...
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Thune Pushes Legislative Approach to Handling Net Neutrality

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota U.S. Sen. John Thune is pushing for a legislative solution to Internet regulation after the Federal Communications Commission votes on its rules as part of the so-called “net neutrality” debate. The commission will vote Thursday on whether to put Internet service in the same regulatory camp as telephone...
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Tribal Relations Dept. & Dept. of Agriculture Hosting State Tribal Relations Day Events

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Events are going on today and tomorrow in Pierre as part of the 2015 notation of State Tribal Relations Day.  The Department of Tribal Relations and Department of Agriculture are co-hosting this year’s event.   The theme is “Cooperation in Agriculture”.  Tribal Relations Secretary Steve Emery says agriculture is key...
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New Part Time Magistrate Judge Appointed in Fourth Judicial Circuit

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A new part-time magistrate judge has been appointed for the Fourth Judicial Circuit in South Dakota.  The South Dakota Supreme Court has approved the appointment of Francy Foral as the new part-time magistrate judge for the district.  Foral received her undergraduate degree in psychology and administrative of justice from...
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