Governor Daugaard After Budget Speech December 4, 2012 (KGFX Photo)

Daugaard Attending NGA Meeting in Wisconsin Soon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard will take part in the upcoming summer meeting for the National Governor’s Association.  Governors from across the country will gather in Milwaukee, Wisconsin August 1-4 for the annual conference.  Daugaard missed last year’s meeting due to the impending birth of his first grandchild.  Daugaard leads the...
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$500M Water Project in SD Nearing Completion

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – A $500 million project to pipe drinking water from the Missouri River to 50,000 rural South Dakotans is taking another step toward completion. The Rapid City Journal reports that the Oglala Sioux tribe is requesting bids this month for a distribution system between Hisel and Allen on the Pine...
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Pierre Police Arrest Man After Vehicle-Foot Chase

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Whitewood man was arrested late yesterday afternoon after he fled law officers and for other allegations.  Pierre Police Department Captain Elton Blemaster says authorities were alerted that someone had rammed a vehicle and were watching for the vehicle involved in that case.  It’s then that Blemaster says a...
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Meeting on Tentative STIP Plan to be Held in Pierre Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A meeting will be held next week on the Department of Transportation’s Tentative 2014-2017 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).    During the meeting, the DOT will talk about the list of projects it plans in the next few years.  The Transportation Commission approved the tentative STIP at its June meeting.  ...
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Long Distance Out for CenturyLink Customers in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – CenturyLink customers in South Dakota have been without long-distance service because of damage to a fiber-optic cable line. The Argus Leader reports that long-distance service has been disrupted since Saturday morning because of flooding that damaged the line in Rice County in south-central Minnesota. Company spokeswoman Carrie Amann says...
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Governor Daugaard Says South Dakota Finishes Fiscal Year With Surplus

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says South Dakota has finished the fiscal year with a $24 million budget surplus. Daugaard says revenue exceeded estimates by $13.6 million. In addition, agencies spent $10.6 million less than appropriated. South Dakota’s sales and use tax receipts are the largest revenue source. The receipts grew nearly...
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South Dakota Agriculture Department Reorganizes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Agriculture Department is reorganizing some of its resources to better meet the needs of the diverse industry in the state, from timber production in the southwest to corn in the southeast. The department is splitting up its Division of Agricultural Development into four regions, each overseen by a...
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National Native American Magazine Going Digital

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A leading news magazine for Native Americans is dropping its print version to focus on its website, and some readers worry that could mean less access to news for older tribal members and those on remote reservations. This Week From Indian Country Today will become an online newsletter starting...
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Farmers Urged by SDSU to Redistribute Leafy Spurge Beetles

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota agricultural officials are urging farmers and ranchers to collect and redistribute leafy spurge beetles in pastures so the insects can do a better job of controlling leafy spurge plants. Pete Bauman, South Dakota State University range field specialist, says beetles can reasonably be collected and moved through the...
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Jason Brown Concerts to Benefit Farm Rescue

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) – Country music singer Jason Brown is performing concerts to aid the nonprofit Farm Rescue organization. The North Dakota-based nonprofit provides planting and harvesting help free of charge to farm families in the region stricken by a major illness, injury or disaster. Since 2006, the organization has helped more than 230...
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