South Dakota Improving Its 911 System With New Technology

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is upgrading its emergency calling system. Officials with the state’s 911 coordination board say the technology will eventually allow citizens to share pictures and video with 911 centers during an emergency call. The new system will include backups that are meant to make 911 services less prone to...
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Senator John Thune

Incoming Senate Chairman: Gas Tax Increase on Table

WASHINGTON (AP) – The incoming chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee says raising the federal fuel taxes is among the options under consideration to replenish the dwindling Highway Trust Fund. Senator John Thune of South Dakota says all options must be looked at to fill an enormous shortfall when the existing...
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Dakotas Begin Workweek with Extreme Cold and Heavy Snow

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The work week in the Dakotas is beginning with bitter cold and heavy snow. Wind chills plummeted to as low as the minus 30s in the two states early Monday, as a storm moved in from the west. The National Weather Service posted numerous weather warnings and advisories. Forecasters said...
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SD Native, Author Steve Linstrom to Speak at Heritage Center

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota native and author of two historical fictional novels will be speaking at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre this month. Steve Linstrom will address the process he followed to write “The Last Ram” and “The Murder Trial of the Last Lakota Warrior” during a presentation scheduled for...
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