Governor Dennis Daugaard

SD Governor Signs 45 Bills, Repeals Some Laws

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed 45 bills into law. One bill he signed Friday repeals outdated policies on the sale of petroleum products. Other new laws will require the daily recitation of the pledge of allegiance in public schools and appoint a task force to study child sexual...
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Capitol Building (KGFX Photo)

SD Legislature Works to Pass State Budget

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Legislature’s budget-writing committee has approved a plan to give extra state money to South Dakota school districts, the four technical schools and some health care facilities that care for low-income people. The Joint Appropriations Committee voted unanimously to pass the $4.3 billion state budget. The House and Senate plan...
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Mayor Sam Tidball (Photo Courtesy Fort Pierre City Website)

Open House for Retiring Mayor Tidball Sunday; Pierre’s Mayor Thanks Him For His Work

UNDATED – (DRG News) Sunday brings an Open House in the City of Fort Pierre, as the community honors retiring Mayor Sam Tidball. Tidball has served eight two-year terms as Mayor and prior to being Mayor, was on the Fort Pierre City Council from 1992-1998. He announced last October that he wouldn’t run for re-election...
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Grass Fire

Thursday Grass Fire Scorches About Four Acres North of Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire Thursday afternoon burned about 3-4 acres of grass north of Pierre. Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says the fire was reported about 5:00 p.m. yesterday just north of Highway 14 and east of Highway 1804 near AJ’s Auto. He says the fire apparently started along Highway 1804 and winds...
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