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Daugaard’s Chief of Staff to Resign After Election

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The governor’s office says chief of staff Dusty Johnson will step down after the midterm elections next month to take a job in the private sector. Johnson has served in his position since Gov. Dennis Daugaard took office in 2011. His last day will be Nov. 7. The governor’s office...
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Noem, Robinson Debate Wage Increase Ideas

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Republican Rep. Kristi Noem and Democratic challenger Corinna Robinson outlined different ideas on how to increase wages in South Dakota during a debate in Rapid City. Robinson supports increasing the minimum wage. She carried petitions to get Initiated Measure 18 on the Nov. 4 ballot. It would raise...
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Outside Support Coming to S.D. for U.S. Senate Candidates

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota U.S. Senate candidates are bringing in top guns to campaign on their behalf as the race draws increasing national attention. U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin from Iowa participated in an event in support of Democratic candidate Rick Weiland Tuesday in Sioux Falls, while former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee...
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SD Governor Names New Tribal Relations Secretary

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has named the state’s new tribal relations secretary. Daugaard on Tuesday announced the appointment of Steve Emery. J.R. LaPlante resigned from the position in April to take a job as an assistant U.S. attorney in Sioux Falls. Emery has served as the chief judge of...
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