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SD Lawmakers Gather for Governor’s Budget Speech

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are gathering at the state Capitol in Pierre to hear Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s proposed budget for next year.  The Republican governor gives his budget speech at 1 p.m. CDT.  Lawmakers will pay particular attention to Daugaard’s proposals for state aid to school districts and state payments to...
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Mobridge City Council Met December 2, 2013

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Mobridge City Council met Monday, December 2nd  at 5:30 P.M for their regularly scheduled session. For department heads, Police Chief Justin Jungworth requested and received approval for a step increase for Thomas Strickland, increasing his wage from $17.37 to $17.59 per hour effective November 18, 2013. On the agenda...
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Governor Expected to Propose Modest Spending Boost

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota legislative leaders say they expect Gov. Dennis Daugaard will propose a state budget with only modest increases in spending on education, health care and other top priorities. The Republican governor will give a speech to a joint session of the Legislature on Tuesday to unveil his proposed state...
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United Blood Services Holding Tyler Wilcox Memorial Guns n’ Hoses Blood Drive Through Wednesday

UNDATED – (DRG News) Have you made the decision to sign up for the annual “Guns n’ Hoses Tyler Wilcox Memorial Blood Drive” yet? The competition allows donors to choose which organization they want to donate blood on behalf of-Team Fire or Team Law. The team that recruits the most blood donors, “guns”-or law...
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Rancher Relief Fund Reminds Producers that Applications are Being Accepted for Blizzard Funds

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Livestock producers are being reminded that applications continue to be accepted for producers needing assistance from the devastating October blizzard.  Administrators of the Rancher Relief Fund are accepting applications through December 31.  Bob Fortune, SD Stockgrowers President says the Rancher Relief Fund has nearly two million dollars to pass...
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Former Senator to Sign Books in Pierre During Events Scheduled Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Book signings that feature one of the state’s former U.S. lawmakers will be held next week in Pierre.  Former U.S. Senator James Abourezk will be in Pierre Wednesday, December 11 to sign copies of his book “Advise & Dissent: Memoirs of an Ex-Senator” at the Cultural Heritage Center and...
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Democratic Lawmaker Wants Forensic Audit of EB-5

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Democratic state lawmaker wants to schedule a special session so legislators can authorize an independent forensic audit of the South Dakota’s participation in a federal investment-for-green-cards immigration program. Rep. Kathy Tyler of Big Stone City says her House and Senate colleagues will find a copy of the petition...
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DPS: Gregory Woman Killed in Lyman County Crash

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Gregory woman died Friday in a two-vehicle crash that occurred west of Presho on Interstate 90. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says 58-year-old Jean Ann Sieh was westbound, driving a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer, when she lost control of the vehicle on a frost covered interstate bridge...
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Big Sales, Big Savings, Holiday Shopping

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) This past Friday was the annual event called Black Friday. This is supposed to be the day where businesses finally make it out of the red and into the black on their year’s sales. Across the nation people waited in lines for hours, even days, to get discounts on the...
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Wildfire Specialist Announces Run for SD Governor

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A former leader of South Dakota’s state wildfire agency says he plans to run for governor next year. Joe Lowe was director of the state Wildland Fire Suppression Division from its creation in 2001 until his retirement in 2012. He now runs an art gallery in Rapid City and...
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