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Daugaard, Michels Tour Natural Disaster Towns

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s top leaders are touring two towns hit by natural disasters. Gov. Dennis Daugaard will visit Wessington Springs Thursday morning to see the recovery progress from a tornado that hit the town last week and hold a briefing with reporters. Lt. Gov. Matt Michels will tour flooded areas of...
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Cleaned-Up Stained Glass Returning to SD Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Crews are preparing to reinstall the first of four sets of stained glass windows in a $3 million restoration project at the South Dakota state Capitol. The panels will be returned today to the barrel vault above the main marble staircase. Thirty of the 90 panels in the skylight were cleaned...
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Dakotas Shown on North American Map

Median Age in Dakotas Drops Thanks to Oil Boom

WASHINGTON (AP) – North Dakota and South Dakota are among five states that saw the median age of their population drop thanks to the country’s oil and gas boom. Data released Thursday by the Census Bureau shows the Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming and Oklahoma are attracting young men looking for work in the oil fields....
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Susy Blake (Photo from LRC Website)

Former Lawmaker Chosen as Running Mate in Governor’s Race

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Democratic candidate for governor Susan Wismer has named former state lawmaker and nurse Susy Blake as her running mate. Wismer is a state representative and says she and Blake worked well together in the Legislature. She says Blake has been an advocate for many of the issues she supports....
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