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PFD Responds to Van Fire Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Volunteer Fire Department was summoned to a van fire yesterday morning.  Deputy Fire Chief Ian Paul says the fire was reported in a vehicle located in a parking lot at the intersection of Crow Street and Sioux Avenue about 11:10 a.m.  Paul says a motorist in a...
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SD Lawmakers Like Much of Governor’s Budget Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota legislative leaders say they like much of Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s proposed state budget for next year. House Republican Leader David Lust of Rapid City says he’s surprised Daugaard found a way to propose 3 percent funding increases for school districts, health care providers and state employees’ paychecks. Daugaard...
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SD Governor Proposes University Tuition Freeze

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s proposed state budget would freeze tuition next year for resident students at South Dakota’s six state universities. Daugaard told state lawmakers Tuesday that he wants to provide the universities with about $4 million to freeze tuition for the 2014-2015 school year at current levels. He also recommends...
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SD Governor Proposes Spending Boosts for Schools

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is unveiling a proposed state budget that would use a windfall in unclaimed property receipts to send more money to schools, health care for the poor and pay raises for state employees. Daugaard’s $4.3 billion budget would bump spending in those areas by 3 percent starting in...
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