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SD Governor Daugaard Names Interim Secretary of Health

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has named an interim secretary of health. Daugaard on Tuesday announced he has chosen Kim Malsam-Rysdon to assume the position starting in mid-December and until a permanent secretary is named. Current Secretary of Health Doneen Hollingsworth is scheduled to retire Dec. 12. She’s led the...
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Contractor Says Only Minor Details Left to Complete on Garfield Avenue Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The reconstruction work done this year on Garfield Avenue in Pierre is mostly complete, but some minor details on the project will be handled when weather begins to warm next year.  The project started in late spring and involved reconstructing the north one and a half miles of the...
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Both Sides Want Judge to Rule on SD Gay Marriage

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorneys for the state and for a group of same-sex couples challenging South Dakota’s ban on gay marriage have asked a federal judge to bypass a trial and rule on the case. The state attorney general’s office on Tuesday made a motion for summary judgment in the case. The office...
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South Dakota Corn, Sunflower Harvests Wrapping Up

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota farmers are wrapping up the corn and sunflower harvests. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the sunflower harvest is 86 percent done, slightly behind the average pace. The corn harvest is 96 percent complete, ahead of the average. Pasture and range conditions in...
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