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SD Senator Tim Johnson Expected to Announce Retirement Today

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The anticipated retirement announcement from South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson gives Republicans one of their best chances of picking up a seat in their quest to regain control, as the veteran moderate Democrat steps aside. The 66-year-old chairman of the Senate Banking Committee is expected to say today that...
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SD Legislature’s Executive Board Chooses Leaders

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature’s Executive Board has chosen Republican Sen. Ryan Maher of Isabel as its chairman and Republican Rep. Lance Carson of Mitchell as its vice-chairman. The board handles management issues for the Legislature in the months when the Legislature is not meeting. The Executive Board met briefly Monday...
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SD Legislature Ends Annual Legislative Session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers have adjourned to end this year’s legislative session after failing to override Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s veto of a bill increasing the fee imposed to finance the state’s inspection of commercial fertilizer. The House and Senate ended the session about 12:45 p.m. CDT. The Legislature had little to...
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Fort Pierre Hosts Wildland Fire Academy

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre was host to a four day wildfire training academy, which started Thursday and ended Sunday.  The event was coordinated by the South Dakota Wildland Fire Division and included about 200 firefighters from all across the state.  Jim Burk, Rural Fire Assistance Specialist with SD Wildland Fire...
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