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2014 Pierre Polar Plunge to Raise Money for Special Olympics South Dakota Athletes

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) On March 16, several volunteers will be “Freezin’ for a Reason” as part of the 2014 Pierre Polar Plunge for the benefit of Special Olympics South Dakota.  The plunges are held each year at different locations throughout the state and are presented by South Dakota Law Enforcement as part...
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Pheasant Habitat Work Group Has Its First Meeting

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The members of the South Dakota Pheasant Habitat Work Group gathered for their initial meeting last week in Pierre.  The 13-member group is made up of members selected by Governor Dennis Daugaard after last December’s Pheasant Habitat Summit.  The task force is made up of sportsmen, landowners, lawmakers, government...
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SD Panel Kills Texting and Driving Ban, One Remains

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota battle between two proposed texting while driving bans has come to an end. The House Transportation Committee voted 8-4 Thursday to defeat the Senate version of the ban. It would have made texting while driving a petty offense with a $100 fine. Supporters of the measure say...
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SD Governor Still Hopes for Medicaid Waiver

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he still hopes federal officials will eventually decide to let the state expand its Medicaid program in a way that would provide medical services to fewer people than envisioned in the federal health overhaul law. Federal officials indicated in a phone call this week that they...
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