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SD Leading 3-State Trade Mission to Russia

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Agriculture Department is leading a three-state trade mission to Russia to tout beef cow genetics in the Northern Plains. Officials with the state agriculture departments in Kansas and Montana also will be involved in the trip planned for late October, along with beef producers and industry representatives. Russia...
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Larger Starting Jackpots for Mega Millions Game

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Lottery Commission has approved larger starting jackpots for the Mega Millions lotto game. If the changes are approved by a rules committee, the starting jackpot would increase from $12 million to $15 million and jackpots would grow by at least $5 million after each drawing without a...
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Gill Named as State’s Human Resources Commissioner

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he is naming Laurie Gill as commissioner of the Bureau of Human Resources. Gill already serves in Daugaard’s cabinet as Human Services secretary, a position she has held since 2011. She’s also the part-time mayor of Pierre. Daugaard says Gill is an experienced manager, and the...
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Company With Location in Pierre Breaks Ground on IT Center in Vermillion

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – A Minnesota-based software services company which has a location in Pierre, has broken ground on an information technology support center that will bring 200 jobs to southeast South Dakota. Eagle Creek Software Services is building the center in Vermillion, and it’s also partnering with the University of South Dakota to...
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