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Coronation and Burning of the Letters to be Tonight for Stanley County Homecoming

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Homecoming week is underway at Stanley County.  The theme for this week’s celebration is Stanley County Buffs Make Big Moves.   Coronation will be held tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. at the MS/HS Gymnasium, followed by the burning of the letters.   Thursday will bring the Powder Puff game-hosted...
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Some Insurance Visitors See Site Down Message

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Some South Dakotans trying to get an early jump on health insurance marketplace signups were greeted with a site down message. South Dakota is one of 36 states letting the feds run the health exchanges under President Barack Obama’s health insurance overhaul. Residents are directed to the federal healthcare.gov...
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SD Guard Sends 549 Employees Home in Shutdown

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – About 549 full-time employees of the South Dakota National Guard have been furloughed because of the federal government shutdown. Guard spokesman Maj. Anthony Deiss says the South Dakota Guard has about 974 full-time employees, and 372 will remain on duty during the shutdown. Deiss says the temporary layoffs will hurt...
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SD Plan Could Cut Unemployment Insurance Tax

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota panel has decided to propose legislation that would lower employers’ taxes for unemployment insurance beginning in January of 2015. The Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council’s recommendation will go Gov. Dennis Daugaard and the 2014 Legislature. The proposal would set the taxable wage base at $14,000, changing an existing...
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