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Lawmakers Approve Transportation Funding Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Lawmakers looking for ways to pay for hundreds of millions of dollars in necessary repairs to highways and bridges have finalized a proposal that will go to the Legislature. The Highway Needs and Financing Committee passed the recommendations on Friday. Republican Sen. Mike Vehle is chairman of the committee. Vehle’s...
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Garfield Avenue/Truck Route Project Getting Close to Completion

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The reconstruction project on North Garfield Avenue in Pierre is nearing the finish line, as construction workers have completed paving on the roadway. Now, pavement markings and other final details are being added. Chris Boom with project contractor Morris Inc. says plans call for having the signal light at...
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Lawmakers Evaluate Road and Bridge Proposals

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Lawmakers are trying to find out ways to fund repairs to the state’s highways and bridges. The Highway Needs and Financing Committee is slated to finalize its recommendations on Friday. Republican Sen. Mike Vehle is chairman of the committee. Vehle outlined a plan Thursday that would get more than $100...
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Rounds Campaign Manager to Head Transition Team

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Sen.-elect Mike Rounds has chosen his campaign manager, Rob Skjonsberg, to head a transition team to establish offices in South Dakota and Washington, D.C. Rounds will be South Dakota’s junior senator after his January swearing in ceremony. He beat Democrat Rick Weiland and independents Larry Pressler and Gordon Howie on...
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