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Contract for New Stanley County Superintendent Approved

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The new superintendent of Stanley County Schools will be getting a raise over the current administrator’s salary. The Capital journal reports that Dan Martin, who starts in the position in July, will earn $85,000 during his first year, about $6,000 more than the district’s current administrator. Martin’s pay will increase...
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South Dakota Legislature: What to Know This Week

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee is preparing to put together the state budget for the year that begins July 1. This week in the legislative session, economists from the governor’s budget office and the Legislature’s staff are expected to estimate how much revenue the state will collect in the remainder...
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Fundraising Begins for Lindbergh Marker in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – History buffs in Pierre are raising money to buy a marker to commemorate the spot where famed aviator Charles Lindbergh landed the Spirit of St. Louis in 1927. The Pierre/Fort Pierre Historic Preservation Commission has reached one-third of its $3,000 goal. Gordon Koch, the commission’s chairman, says the South Dakota...
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Oacoma Tourist Stop Al’s Oasis on I-90 Getting New Owner

OACOMA, S.D. (AP) – An iconic restaurant visited by Interstate 90 travelers as they cross the Missouri River is getting a new owner. The Daily Republic reports that Al’s Oasis will now be operated by a partnership formed by U.S. Hotels, a subsidiary of the Sioux Falls-based Ramkota Companies. The Mueller family, which has...
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DPS Says Redfield Woman Dies Thursday as the Result of Two Vehicle Crash February 14 Near Rockham

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Redfield woman has died after a crash involving two vehicles on U.S. Highway 212 about four miles west of Rockham last week.  39-year-old Jewel Wheeler was driving a 1992 Chevrolet C1500 pickup westbound on February 14; about four miles west of Rockham when she lost control on the...
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Pierre Man Changes Plea to Third Degree Rape

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man will be sentenced next month after he changed his plea this morning on a rape charge.  48-year-old Antoine LaDeaux Jr. was indicted last year on charges of Third Degree Rape and Second Degree Kidnapping.  He was arrested March 9 of last year after police were told...
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Fort Pierre Couple Recognized for their Service to Stanley County Republican Party

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Sam and Joyce Tidball of Fort Pierre were recognized as the 2012 Outstanding Republican Leaders in Stanley County on Tuesday.  Patricia Miller, Vice-Chair of the Stanley County Republicans made the presentation to the couple at this week’s Hughes and Stanley County Lincoln Day Dinner.  Both Sam and Joyce have...
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Donations Made Thursday to Fund Farrar’s Statue for Trail of Governors Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Thursday brought a donation that will fund a bronze statue of former Governor Frank Farrar-as part of the Trail of Governors Project in Pierre.  A check for $68,000 was presented to Trail of Governors board members at First National Bank yesterday.  The cost for the statue is split between...
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SD Senate Panel Approves Bill on Arming Teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has endorsed a bill that would allow school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted 5-4 Friday to send the bill to the full Senate. The measure was passed earlier by the House. Supporters say school boards...
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Investors Funding Harrold Pulse Crop Plant

HARROLD, S.D. (AP) – A group planning to build a pulse crop processing plant in Harrold is $150,000 shy of raising $1.5 million from investors. South Dakota Pulse Processors board of managers president Tom Young tells the Pierre Capital Journal he’s optimistic the company will be able to tell farmers at planting time in...
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