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Fort Pierre’s New Occupancy Fee to Go Into Effect Soon

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre will soon implement a new occupancy fee; which will be imposed by two of the city’s hotels starting October 1.  Fort Pierre Mayor Sam Tidball says the $2.00 a night fee will be charged by the AmericInn and Holiday Inn Express and the funds raised through...
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SD Labor Secretary Pam Roberts Retiring in October

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Labor and Regulation Secretary Pam Roberts will retire next month after serving in state Cabinet-level positions since 1989. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says Roberts was appointed to Cabinet-level jobs by five governors. Roberts became commissioner of the state Bureau of Personnel in 1989, was chief of operations for Gov....
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Iowa Drought Worsens in Hottest Week of the Year

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Drought conditions have worsened in a portion of the Midwest including Iowa, the nation’s leading corn producer, as the region experienced its hottest week of the year. The extreme heat and near record low August rainfall combined to expand drought conditions from the eastern Dakotas southeastward into western Illinois....
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Attorney General Marty Jackley

AG Says State Reaches Settlement with MoneyGram

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the state has entered a settlement with MoneyGram International Inc. entitling some customers to get money back from advance fee schemes. Jackley says MoneyGram has agreed to the forfeit $100 million back to eligible consumers. He says the agreements are from the company’s...
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