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Attorney General Says South Dakota Implied Consent Law to be Scrutinized

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says the South Dakota Supreme Court has accepted his request to determine the constitutionality of the state’s implied consent law for drunken driving enforcement. The law allows for blood to be drawn from motorists suspected of drunken driving without their permission or a warrant. The blood...
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SD Supplants ND as Top Sunflower-Producing State

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – South Dakota sunflower farmers last year rebounded from crippling drought in 2012, while their counterparts in North Dakota struggled through a wet spring planting season and a late harvest. The end result is that South Dakota has supplanted North Dakota as the nation’s top sunflower producer for only the second...
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NWS Says Winter Weather Impacting Travelers in the Dakotas

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Strong winds and snow are making travel difficult in parts of the Dakotas. The National Weather Service is cautioning residents about blowing snow in central and eastern North Dakota that’s reducing visibilities to a half mile or less. Parts of South Dakota are getting even worse weather. A winter...
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Election Year Likely Means More Pierre Politicking

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The legislative session that starts Tuesday might feature more than the usual amount of political posturing. Two state lawmakers are seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, and a few are looking at running for other statewide offices. All 105 legislative seats are up for election this fall, and...
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South Dakota’s 2014 Legislature Ready to Start

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will kick off this year’s session of the South Dakota Legislature with his annual State of State speech. The governor’s speech is expected to start about 1 p.m. CST Tuesday in the state Capitol in Pierre after the House and Senate take care of some organizational details....
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Mobridge Family Loses Everything in House Fire

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) On January 11, the family of Larena (Selzler) Mosset lost everything in a house fire in Mobridge S.D. A relief fund has been set up at Dacotah Bank in Mobridge to help the family in this time of need. If you have any items to donate (household items, clothes,...
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Lawmaker to Push for Repeal of SD Death Penalty

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota lawmaker says he’ll ask the Legislature to repeal the death penalty in the session that starts Tuesday in Pierre. Rep. Steve Hickey is a Sioux Falls Republican who also is a pastor. He previously supported capital punishment but says he changed his mind after reviewing the Bible...
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SD Lawmakers Hope to Avoid Partisan Fights in 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers cooperated last year to pass measures revamping the state’s criminal justice system and its economic development programs. Republican and Democratic leaders hope they can once again avoid, or at least limit, bitter partisan fights in the legislative session that begins Tuesday. House Democratic Leader Bernie Hunhoff says...
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How to Spend $100M Among Tasks for SD Lawmakers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers gathering in Pierre Tuesday for the new session expect to spend a lot of time examining the complex state budget the governor proposed. Gov. Dennis Daugaard wants to use a $70 million windfall in unclaimed property payments to give 3 percent increases in school aid, payments to...
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Hughes and Stanley County Democrats to Meet Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Representative Kathy Tyler of Big Stone City will speak to the Hughes and Stanley County Democrats this evening at the group’s meeting.  The organization will gather at the Longbranch Restaurant in Pierre and tonight’s meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.  In addition to hearing from Representative Tyler, the group will...
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