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South Dakota Ranks 12th in Personal Income

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota ranks 12th in the nation for personal income. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis says that South Dakota’s personal income from 2000 to 2011 grew by 82.5 percent. This is greater than the national growth rate of 51. 4 percent. Since 2000, South Dakota’s per capita personal income...
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Fishing Preview a Mixed Bag on Missouri River

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State officials say that fishing on Lake Sakakawea should be as good as ever this season, but the Missouri River and Lake Oahe will be iffy at best. Dave Fryda of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department says Lake Sakakawea is in great shape for walleyes, smallmouth bass and...
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Travel Difficult in Parts of Dakotas After Snow

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Some schools in northeastern South Dakota are starting classes late after snow and ice over the weekend. The American News reports that bad roads led to a number of vehicles in the ditch in the region and at least two rollover accidents. No serious injuries were reported. National Weather Service...
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ND’s Heitkamp to Speak at McGovern Day Dinner

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — North Dakota U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp will speak at this year’s McGovern Day Dinner in Sioux Falls. The event is an annual celebration of the late senator and a fundraiser for the South Dakota Democratic Party. McGovern, who died in October at age 90, spoke at the dinner last...
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Administrators Group Opposes Arming Teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The executive director of a group opposing a new law in South Dakota that allows teachers and school personnel to be armed says the measure fails to address key issues. Rob Monson is the executive director of School Administrators of South Dakota. He says the so-called school sentinels bill fails...
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South Dakota Lawmakers Increase Their Own Budget

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers have increased their own budget to provide extra money for travel, staff and other expenses. As part of the state budget passed Friday, the lawmakers added $500,000 to the Legislature’s existing $4.8 million annual budget. The extra money will be used to pay for legislators’ travel to...
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SD Lawmakers OK Budget After Priority Dispute

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has passed a $4.1 billion state budget after lawmakers wrangled over whether to give more money to schools and medical facilities that treat low-income people. The House voted 48-7 late Friday night to accept a budget approved earlier in the day by the Legislature’s Joint Appropriations...
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SD Highway Patrol Dog Retires After 11 Years

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol is retiring its explosive-sniffing Belgian sheepdog. Jet started his career with the Highway Patrol in 2003 as a police service dog trained to detect odors of different compounds that could be used to construct explosive devices. Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. Craig Price says Jet has...
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Meeting Held Thursday for City of Pierre’s Go Green and Clean Campaign Activities

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) “Earth Awareness Week” will be noted in April in Pierre and a meeting was held Thursday to lay out plans for the week and to plan similar clean-up and beautification efforts in the months that follow.  Earth Awareness Week will be held April 21-27 and is part of Pierre’s...
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Rawlins Municipal Library to Hold 108th Birthday Celebration Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This weekend brings an anniversary that will mark the start of public library services for Pierre.  Rawlins Library will host an event Sunday to note 108 years since the Pierre Carnegie Library opened to the public.  Library Director Beverly Lewis says there will be historical displays which will include...
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