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Bill Janklow Statue June 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Commission Gives Okay for Placement of Statue Honoring Former Governor Bill Janklow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Capitol Complex Restoration and Beautification Commission met last week and approved the location for the placement of a statue of former South Dakota Governor Bill Janklow.  Janklow’s statue was unveiled during a ceremony at the Capitol in June with two others-those of Governors Harvey Wollman and Frank Farrar. ...
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Removal of Glass Panels from Capitol Rotunda August 19, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

SD Humanities Speaker Discusses Importance of Repair and Restoration Work on Stained Glass at Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A member of the State of South Dakota Humanities Speakers Bureau stood by yesterday as work was done at the Capitol Building to begin removing stained glass panels from the rotunda dome.   Dr. Barbara Jean Johnson of Aberdeen, who has studied stained glass displays across the state through a...
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Kevin Grabowski Holding Glass Pane from Eye of Dome August 19, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Stained Glass Being Removed from Capitol Rotunda as Restoration Project Begins

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The process started in earnest yesterday to begin removing stained glass panels from the Capitol Rotunda dome–as the century old features are to be restored and re-installed in the coming months.  The Capitol also contains stained glass in the House and Senate chambers and above the grand marble staircase...
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SD Task Force Finishes Medicaid Expansion Study

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state task force says expanding South Dakota’s Medicaid program would improve health care for thousands of low-income people, but it also could put a strain on medical providers and increase state spending. The task force did not recommend whether Medicaid should be expanded. But at a meeting in Pierre...
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