PHOTO:  LTC Joe Jacobsen, 1LT Waylon Skelton, Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill, and ESGR State Chairman Gen. Ron Mielke (Ret.) at the ESGR signing ceremony held at the Pierre National Guard Armory Thursday, June 6, 2013.  Photo by Patrick Callahan

Mayor Gill Signs ESGR Statement of Support

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill took part in a recent signing ceremony for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s “Statement of Support”.  Gill was joined in the ceremony by other state and local officials.  A press release from the City of Pierre says the Statement of Support Program...
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USDA Says Weather Affecting Farmers’ Ability to Plant Crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Cool and wet conditions are continuing across South Dakota and have limited farmers’ ability to complete fieldwork. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that producers had on average only 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork. Winter wheat was jointed at 65 percent and headed at...
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SD Retirement System Has Good Investment Return

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Retirement System’s assets have grown to an all-time high after earning 19.8 percent on investments through the first 11 months of the financial year. The system’s assets peaked at about $8.2 billion in 2007 and then plummeted during the recession. But Retirement System director Rob Wylie says...
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Former SD Secretary of State Kundert Dies

MOBRIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Former South Dakota Secretary of State and lawmaker Alice Kundert has died. She was 92. Secretary of State Jason Gant says Kundert, of Mobridge, died Monday. Kundert was Secretary of State from 1979 to 1987. She served in the state House of Representatives from 1990 to 1994. Kundert was born...
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