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SD Lawmakers Like Much of Governor’s Budget Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota legislative leaders say they like much of Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s proposed state budget for next year. House Republican Leader David Lust of Rapid City says he’s surprised Daugaard found a way to propose 3 percent funding increases for school districts, health care providers and state employees’ paychecks. Daugaard...
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SD Governor Proposes University Tuition Freeze

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s proposed state budget would freeze tuition next year for resident students at South Dakota’s six state universities. Daugaard told state lawmakers Tuesday that he wants to provide the universities with about $4 million to freeze tuition for the 2014-2015 school year at current levels. He also recommends...
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SD Governor Proposes Spending Boosts for Schools

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is unveiling a proposed state budget that would use a windfall in unclaimed property receipts to send more money to schools, health care for the poor and pay raises for state employees. Daugaard’s $4.3 billion budget would bump spending in those areas by 3 percent starting in...
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Don’t Miss Out-Guns n’ Hoses/Tyler Wilcox Blood Drive on Day Two Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today is Day Two of the Tyler Wilcox Memorial/Guns n’ Hoses Blood Drive.  This year is the 8th annual blood drive and it has gone from a one-day event to three-days this year.  The drive was started in 2005 after a local teen, Tyler Wilcox, died of cancer.  Tyler’s...
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Ag Horizons Conference Underway in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The 2013 Ag Horizons Conference has come to Pierre today and tomorrow.  Caren Assman, Executive Director of South Dakota Wheat Inc. says the number of seminars scheduled through tomorrow will keep attendees busy-and informed. Assman says the seminars cover all different aspects of agriculture.   She says even if attendees...
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Cyber Monday and Tax Collection

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) Cyber Monday shopping has ended with millions of shoppers having logged onto the internet to make holiday purchases.  Seeking deals ranging from free shipping to hundreds of dollars off electronics and half-priced clothing the online spending came after a disappointing Thanksgiving holiday weekend in stores.  The name, Cyber Monday, came...
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Northern Great Plains Bracing for Significant Snow

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – State transportation officials have issued a travel alert for all of North Dakota because of freezing rain and snow. Some roads in South Dakota also are in poor driving condition because of a storm that swept into the northern Great Plains on Monday. Freezing rain caused the majority of headaches...
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SD Workplace Fatalities Unchanged From Last Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Workplace fatalities in South Dakota last year totaled 31, unchanged from the previous year. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says preliminary data show that more than half of the fatal work injuries in 2012 resulted from incidents involving transportation. Of the 17 transportation deaths, roadway incidents involving motorized...
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SD Lawmakers Gather for Governor’s Budget Speech

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are gathering at the state Capitol in Pierre to hear Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s proposed budget for next year.  The Republican governor gives his budget speech at 1 p.m. CDT.  Lawmakers will pay particular attention to Daugaard’s proposals for state aid to school districts and state payments to...
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Mobridge City Council Met December 2, 2013

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Mobridge City Council met Monday, December 2nd  at 5:30 P.M for their regularly scheduled session. For department heads, Police Chief Justin Jungworth requested and received approval for a step increase for Thomas Strickland, increasing his wage from $17.37 to $17.59 per hour effective November 18, 2013. On the agenda...
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