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Pierre Building Expected to Return to Normal After Big Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s capital city has been going through a building boom of sorts. John Irvine with the city of Pierre told the Capital Journal that building permits for 2014 totaled $44 million in new construction. He says the last time the city was close to that was 2004 when the...
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Rounds Joins Other Senators in Urging Obama to Arm Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Dakota’s junior U.S. Senator is joining other lawmakers in urging the president to arm Ukrainians in the fight against Russia-backed separatists. U.S. Senator Mike Rounds sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Rounds and other senators held a press conference Thursday to call on President Barack Obama to supply Ukraine...
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Lawmaker’s Transportation Debate Starts with Governor’s Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers appear to be backing a transportation funding package close to Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s roughly $50 million proposal, which is about half of a $100 million plan that a key legislative panel had suggested. Senate Majority Leader Tim Rave said he will replace the Senate proposal on Friday...
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Wilder Autobiography a Blockbuster for SD Publishing House

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The autobiography of prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder is proving to be a blockbuster for the South Dakota Historical Society Press. The small state-owned publishing house released “Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography” in November. Wilder penned the popular children’s series of “Little House” books, but her autobiography was written for...
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