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Daugaard’s Newest Grandchild Arrives Monday, Their Fourth

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard have welcomed another grandchild. Their newest grandchild-a granddaughter-was born to the Daugaard’s daughter Laura and her husband Jay Mitchell of Sioux Falls Monday. Governor Daugaard says little Greta Ann weighs 8 lbs and 8 oz. She joins her older sister Stella...
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Commission Denies Effort to Stop Keystone Recertification

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has denied efforts from opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline to block TransCanada Corp.’s request to re-approve the portion of the pipeline that would run through the state. The panel voted on Tuesday against arguments from a handful of Indian tribes and environmental groups...
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Mike Rounds Sworn Into Office Today in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Dakota’s former two-term governor and newest U.S. senator Mike Rounds has been sworn into office, making the state’s congressional delegation all Republican for the first time in more than 50 years. Rounds took his oath of office Tuesday morning as his counterpart John Thune and retiring Democrat Senator Tim Johnson...
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Elections Board Backs Krebs’ Priorities for Legislature

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The State Board of Elections has backed a handful of changes to South Dakota election law that would give citizens more time to challenge nominating petition signatures in court and would allow the secretary of state’s office to audit some voter signatures on a statewide candidate’s petition. The bipartisan board...
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