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Pierre Railroad Bridge

Semi-Truck Damaged in Collision with Train Bridge Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A truck driven by an Eagan, Minnesota driver spent a few extra hours in Pierre over the weekend after it struck the train bridge on Saturday.   Hughes County Sheriff Mike Leidholt says the rig was northbound on Pierre Street about 6:20 p.m. Saturday and the driver didn’t note the...
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SD Bill to Ban Sale of E-Cigarettes to Minors

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has endorsed a plan to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that resemble traditional cigarettes. They heat a liquid solution, creating vapor that users inhale to get nicotine without the smoke of regular cigarettes. The Senate State Affairs Committee...
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Governor Dennis Daugaard

Daugaard Attends National Governors Association Winter Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard is expected to return to South Dakota this evening after attending the 2014 National Governors Association Winter Meeting.  Governors from across the nation convened in Washington, D.C. for the meeting which was held over the weekend.   NGA Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and NGA Vice Chair...
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SD Panel Rejects 2 Bills on Common Core Standards

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative committee has ruled on three bills relating to the contested Common Core standards, rejecting two by a narrow margin. The House Education Committee voted 8-7 to defeat a measure to supplant the standards. Supporters of the measure said the standards were developed outside of the state....
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