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Senate Committee Expected to Take Up New Deadwood Games

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel is set to consider a measure that would authorize three new voter-approved games in Deadwood. The Senate State Affairs Committee on Wednesday is expected to review the proposal to allow keno, craps and roulette in the historic mining town. Boosters have pushed the measure as a way...
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Lawmakers to Consider Plans to Hike Legislator Compensation

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative committee is expected to consider several proposals to hike lawmakers’ compensation. The House State Affairs Committee on Wednesday is expected to take up proposals to remove a $6,000 cap on legislator pay and allow lawmakers to be eligible for the same pay increases that state workers get when...
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Federal Appeals Court to Hear 3 More Gay Marriage Cases

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal appeals court has agreed to hear arguments this spring from three more states defending gay marriage bans. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday granted a request to consider an appeal from South Dakota at an expedited pace. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says...
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City & Downtown Business Owners Preparing for Downtown Pierre Street Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Though construction equipment won’t be in use for a few more months, steps are underway to get ready for this summer’s reconstruction project on Pierre Street between Sioux and Dakota Avenues.  Last month, the City Commission approved awarding Sharpe Enterprises the contract for the project.  Sharpe Enterprises bid $996,849...
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