Janine Kern Investiture Ceremony January 5, 2015

Oath of Office Ceremony Held at Capitol for SD’s 49th Supreme Court Justice Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Former circuit court judge and assistant attorney general Janine Kern became the 49th South Dakota Supreme Court Justice Monday. An investiture ceremony was held yesterday at the Capitol in which Kern took the oath of office-administered by her father-retired Circuit Court Judge Paul J. Kern. At yesterday’s ceremony, Chief...
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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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