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Governor Dennis Daugaard

SD Governor Asks Board to Look Into DM&E Obligations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking the federal Surface Transportation Board whether Canadian Pacific Railway has lived up to its obligations with its purchase of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad. Daugaard says rail infrastructure is critical to agriculture in South Dakota, and Canadian Pacific indicated recently that it...
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Pierre Woman Starting Drive to Help Watertown Residents Displaced by Fire

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman is working to put together an assortment of items that could help the victims of an apartment fire that occurred in Watertown.  The SunChase senior living apartments were destroyed in this week’s fire.  Sherry Shepley of Pierre says she has started a local drive to help...
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Attorney General Marty Jackley

SD AG Seeks Release of Mineral Leasing Funds

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined his counterparts in other western states in asking federal officials to release the states’ share of mineral leasing revenue from federal lands. Jackley says federal officials have stopped royalty payments to the states under the automatic budget cuts that started last spring....
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City of Pierre Re-Hires Finance Officer

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre announced this week that the former Pierre Finance Officer has been re-hired for the position.  Twila Hight left the municipal job for a time to work in the private sector.  A press release from the city says that Hight indicated her interest in returning to...
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