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SD State Employees Get Tuition Break at More Sites-Including Pierre’s CUC

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State employees who take courses at South Dakota’s three off-campus public university centers will soon get the same tuition break as those taking classes on campus. State workers enrolled in courses delivered on campus at one of the state’s six public universities have been receiving a 50 percent tuition break....
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Record-Setting Storm Continues to Pound SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A record-setting spring storm continues to pound South Dakota. The National Weather Service warns that the state is in for another day of heavy snowfall and freezing rain. Electricity remains out to thousands in the Sioux Falls area, and many schools and local government offices across the state remain...
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Fort Pierre and Gettysburg School District Election Results

UNDATED – (DRG News) Fort Pierre’s current Ward One Alderman will serve another term as voters chose Kevin Gabriel for the office in today’s election. Gabriel was challenged by DD Jacobson, who is a former Stanley County Commissioner. Fort Pierre’s Finance Officer Roxanne Heezen says 70 votes were cast. Gabriel received 56 votes to...
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Interstate 90 Closed Between Rapid City and Sioux Falls

(From the SD Department of Public Safety) South Dakota officials have closed Interstate 90 between Rapid City and Sioux Falls effective immediately. That segment of Interstate will remain closed until conditions improve and crews are able to clear the roadway. Officials with the state Departments of Transportation and Public Safety say existing road conditions are deteriorating...
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Storm Delays Debate on Black Hills Cemeteries Bill-Congresswoman Noem Delayed in SD by Weather

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Among the hundreds of passengers trapped by the ice storm Tuesday at the Sioux Falls airport was Rep. Kristi Noem, who was supposed to get back to Washington D.C. for a vote on the Black Hills Cemeteries Act. Instead, she was stranded at the airport for eight hours and...
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State Activates Emergency Operations Center for Spring Storm Response

(From the South Dakota Department of Public Safety) State officials have opened the state Emergency Operations Center due to the major spring storm carrying strong winds, heavy snow and freezing rain across much of South Dakota. Lt. Governor Matt Michels, acting on behalf of Governor Daugaard, ordered a Level Three activation, which means a...
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State Offices To Remain Open Wednesday, But Officials Suggest Calling Ahead

(From Governor Daugaard’s Office) At this time, state government offices in South Dakota are scheduled to be open tomorrow (Wednesday), as statewide blizzard conditions continue. Officials suggest that citizens call ahead to make sure the specific office they plan to visit is staffed. State employees, like other South Dakota residents, are dealing with the...
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NWS Says More Snow is Coming

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service continues to mention a Winter Storm Warning for parts of the state through tomorrow.  The warning is in effect through 7:00 p.m. Central Time tomorrow.  Renee Wise, Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen says though snow may lighten at times this afternoon, central...
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SD Officials: Call Before Visiting State Offices

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – People planning on visiting state government offices in South Dakota are urged to call ahead because of the ice and snowstorms plaguing much of the region. Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office issued a statement saying that while offices are open in Pierre, people should still call before visiting to make sure...
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Pierre and Stanley County Call Off Classes for Wednesday

UNDATED – (DRG News) Local school officials in Pierre and Fort Pierre have made some announcements regarding the school schedule; which is being impacted by the winter storm moving through the state. Stanley County School officials have decided to call off classes for tomorrow.  Stanley County Superintendent Dr. Don Hotalling says they will not...
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