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SD Capitol January 2014 (KGFX Photo)

Two South Dakota Cabinet Secretaries to Retire

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two South Dakota cabinet secretaries will retire over the next two months. Secretary of Health Doneen Hollingsworth and Secretary of Game, Fish and Parks Jeff Vonk have announced their scheduled departures from the cabinet of Gov. Dennis Daugaard. Hollingsworth plans to leave her position Dec. 12. She’s led the Department...
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SD Parole Completion Rates Jump Significantly

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say the state’s prison population has remained flat this year and more offenders are completing their parole thanks to landmark public safety reforms passed in 2013. A public safety council tasked with examining the effects of the Public Safety Improvement Act released its findings Tuesday. It shows...
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November 12 Press Briefing on November 11, 2014 Fire

Crews Putting Out Hot Spots at Capitol Inn-Authorities Talk About Fire at Press Briefing

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) It’s expected that firefighters will spend most of today at the Capitol Inn and Suites in Pierre, where a fire that broke out late yesterday afternoon destroyed much of the structure. The fire was reported in one of the rooms at the facility about 4:00 p.m. Tuesday. Pierre firefighters...
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Capitol Inn and Suites Fire November 11

Red Cross Assisting Victims of Capitol Inn and Suites Fire

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Some firefighters remain at the Capitol Inn and Suites in Pierre this morning where a fire broke out late yesterday afternoon. Fire crews have been working to put out small flare-ups at the site this morning. The fire was first reported around 4 p.m. Tuesday and the blaze displaced...
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