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Wind Chills Plummet in North Dakota, South Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The Dakotas are in the deep freeze, with cold and wind making it feel as cold as 33 degrees below zero. Wind chill advisories posted by the National Weather Service are in effect for all of both states. Temperatures dropped into the single digits and teens below zero overnight, and...
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South Dakota’s Minimum Wage Goes Up With New Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The new year comes with a pay raise for thousands of South Dakotans, thanks to a bump in the minimum wage. Voters approved the change in November that takes effect Thursday and includes three changes. It raises the minimum hourly wage from the $7.25 to $8.50 an hour, increases...
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2015 to Bring More Work to Fort Pierre Train Depot

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The coming year will bring more work to the Fort Pierre Train Depot.  The depot was constructed in the early 1900’s and was one of the local hubs for passengers and shippers along the rail line serving the mid-section of the state for several years.  The building was...
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SDHP Says Philip Man Killed in Friday Car Crash in Haakon County

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Memorial services will be set in the future for a Philip man who died in a head-on crash Friday near Philip. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says 36-year-old Brent Justin LaPlante was killed when the van he was driving collided head-on with a pickup on Highway 14 ten miles...
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