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Lawmakers Consider Drug Testing Welfare Applicants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee is considering a bill that would require state officials to develop testing procedures that would determine whether people applying for welfare programs are using illegal drugs. The bill would require the state Department of Social Services to develop a procedure to screen people for drug...
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SD House Urges Hearings on Development Agency

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has passed a resolution calling for a legislative committee to conduct hearings into the operations of the state’s economic development agency. Representatives voted 51-18 for the measure, which next goes to the Senate. The Legislature’s Government Operations and Audit Committee will hold hearings after several reviews...
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SD Senate: Local Governments Can’t Ban Dog Breeds

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A bill that would forbid local governments from banning specific breeds of dogs has passed the South Dakota Senate by a narrow margin. Senators voted 19-16 on Tuesday to advance the measure to the state’s House. Supporters argue that the breed of a dog does not indicate its risk to...
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PFD Called to Car Fire at Pierre Intersection This Afternoon

PIERRE, S.D. Р(DRG News) Pierre firefighters helped put out a fire in the engine compartment of a vehicle at a Pierre intersection during the noon hour.  Pierre Fire Department First Assistant Chief Leon Ellis says the crews were called to a vehicle fire at the intersection of Poplar and Prospect Avenues about 12:15...
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