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SD Panel Looks at Broadening Domestic Abuse Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel is to hold a hearing on a measure that would expand the state’s domestic abuse laws to cover dating couples who don’t live together. Current state law defines domestic abuse as harm or the fear of harm committed by family or household members against spouses,...
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Midwest Economic Survey Index Drops Slightly

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has dropped slightly but still suggests growth over the next three to six months. The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index fell to 57.4 in February from 57.7 in January. Looking six months ahead, the business confidence portion of the overall...
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City of Pierre Updates Snow Removal Information

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Here is an update from the City of Pierre: City snow removal crews finished up the Sunday removal operations around 1PM today. The sanding and salt trucks will be out at 6AM Monday to get the steep grades, the Truck Route, school zones and critical intersections. The public is...
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SD Legislature Considers Extra School Funding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota educators still hope state lawmakers will provide school districts with extra money to help them recover from budget cuts imposed three years ago. But some legislative leaders say tax revenues might not climb enough to permit that additional spending. Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s proposed budget would increase state aid...
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