PACO to Honor Volunteers and “Good People, Good Causes” on November 5

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Area Charitable Organization has announced its selections for annual awards to be given out next month.  Tiffany Sanchez is this year’s Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser for 2014 and was nominated by the South Dakota Discovery Center.  The Bud and Thelma Beastrom Family is another award winner-and the family...
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Rural Electric Co-ops Getting Fed Loan Guarantees

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Four rural electrical cooperatives in South Dakota are getting large federal loan guarantees to help build or improve transmission and distribution lines. The money is part of $1.4 billion in U.S. Department of Agriculture loan guarantees for such projects nationwide. The agency says the goal is to improve the...
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Susan Wismer Photo September 2014

Wismer to Attend ‘Women’s Rally’ in Aberdeen Tonight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Democratic candidate for governor Susan Wismer and her running mate Susy Blake are slated to attend a “Women’s Rally” in Aberdeen. The South Dakota Democratic Party is sponsoring the event tonight. Officials say the rally’s primary focus is to get out the vote for Democratic candidates. North Dakota U.S....
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Scales, Gavel and Flag

South Dakota Gay Marriage Ban Headed to Court

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge in Sioux Falls hears arguments Friday on a state request to dismiss a lawsuit from six couples trying to block South Dakota’s gay marriage ban. The complaint challenges a 1996 law passed by the South Dakota Legislature and a voter-approved 2006 constitutional amendment banning gay marriage...
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