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President Signs SD Blizzard Disaster Declaration

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration allowing 14 South Dakota counties and two American Indian reservations to get federal financial help to recover from the early October blizzard. Preliminary estimates showed nearly $38 million in damages to public and private nonprofit property. Costs included...
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Police Chief Wants SD Ban on Distracted Driving

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Rapid City Police Chief Steve Allender says he wants the South Dakota Legislature to pass a state law banning all kinds of distracted driving, including texting while behind the wheel. The Legislature this year passed a law prohibiting drivers younger than 16 from using cell phones while driving, but...
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Pierre Mayor Says Bids Being Sought for Future Infrastructure Work on Upper Pierre Street

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s City Commissioners gave the okay Tuesday to request bids to reconstruct infrastructure for upper Pierre Street.  Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says the upper Pierre Street project has been in the works for a few years.  The project on the street segment between Capitol Avenue and Pleasant Drive was...
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Meeting Tuesday for Pierre/Fort Pierre Citizens to Weigh in on Future New Missouri River Bridge

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A meeting will be held in Pierre next week as the lengthy planning process begins-leading up to the eventual construction of a new bridge between Pierre and Fort Pierre.  The current 16,059 foot long bridge was built in 1962.  It was designed for an approximate 50-year service life and...
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