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Planning Starts for New Missouri River Bridge at Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Town leaders in Pierre and Fort Pierre have started an 11-year planning process for a new bridge across the Missouri River between the two cities. The Capital Journal reports that state and local officials held the first discussions this week with representatives of Minnesota-based engineering company URS. The firm will...
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Old SD Governor’s Mansion Being Auctioned

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The mansion that was home to 16 South Dakota governors is up for auction near Rapid City. The residence sits on 17 1/2 acres in Rapid Valley and is a piece of South Dakota history. But after devastating business losses suffered by the home’s former owners and because the...
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Timing Uncertain for SD Medicaid Computer System

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials say they do not know when work will resume on a new computerized Medicaid management system because negotiations have not been completed with the company hired to do the work. The state signed a $62 million contract in 2008 with Client Network Service Inc. of Maryland to develop...
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Work Could Begin Soon on New SD Veterans Home

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota official says work is expected to begin in late September on a new State Veterans Home after the facility was redesigned to lower costs. The Legislature had authorized spending $41.3 million in state and federal money to build a new 100-bed home on the same Hot Springs...
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