Rick Weiland January 31, 2014 (KGFX Photo)

US Senate Candidate Weiland Enlists New Adviser

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland has enlisted a new campaign adviser. The Democrat on Monday announced that veteran political strategist Steve Jarding will serve as his senior adviser and spokesman for the remainder of the race. Jarding has worked on statewide races in South Dakota, Nebraska and Virginia. He...
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SD Driver Licensing Program Director Leaving

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The longtime director of South Dakota’s Driver Licensing Program is leaving for a federal job. Cindy Gerber has spent the past 17 years as head of the state’s driver’s licensing services. Public Safety Secretary Trevor Jones says Gerber is leaving to take a position with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...
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Fed Comments Accepted in Indian Child Welfare Case

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge is allowing the U.S. Justice Department to weigh in on a lawsuit over South Dakota’s handling of foster care for American Indian children. The Rapid City Journal reports U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken granted the Justice Department’s motion to comment on the lawsuit and acknowledged the...
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Rain Doesn’t Stop ND’s Statehood Celebration

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A downpour didn’t keep North Dakotans from celebrating their state’s 125th anniversary. The Bismarck Tribune reports North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple and South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Saturday unveiled the pen that President Benjamin Harrison used to sign the Dakotas into statehood in 1889. The pen was on display...
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