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Daugaard: $56M to be Invested in SD Railway System

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A partnership between the state and private groups will allow for a $56 million investment in four rail projects in South Dakota. Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced the investment Tuesday. The projects include the reconstruction of 42.6 miles of rail line between Chamberlain and Presho; construction of railroad sidings in...
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Daugaard to Push for More Drug Courts in 2015 Session

LEAD, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s administration says drug and DUI courts are working for offenders and taxpayers in South Dakota, and the governor is pushing for lawmakers to fund three new ones in the 2015 legislative session. Daugaard’s budget proposal puts $600,000 toward bringing the number of such specialty courts up to...
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Pierre/Fort Pierre Area to Host Annual Christmas Bird Count Saturday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Local birding enthusiasts will take part in the 115th Christmas Bird Count this weekend.  The National Audubon Society’s counts are being conducted through Monday, January 5 across the country.  Plans call for at least 12 Christmas Bird Counts in West River areas of South Dakota and the Black...
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Oahe Inc. Held Open House & Ribbon Cutting at Recently Remodeled Facility Last Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local agency held an open house and ribbon cutting last week for its recently remodeled facility.  Oahe Inc. rededicated its building along Pleasant Avenue last Thursday.  Executive Director Ann Hoye says the organization, which served four individuals when it was founded in 1982, now provides support and services...
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