Cutting Dollars

US Government’s Cuts in Mineral Payments to States Detailed

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Interior is cutting payments to 35 states as a result of the automatic federal spending cuts that took effect this month. A list of the cuts, which total $110.86 million: Alabama                   $217,731 Alaska                     $603,381 Arizona                       $759 Arkansas                  $98,739 California          $5,500,974 Colorado              $8,417,896 Florida                    $28,853...
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Dakotas Tribe, American Red Cross to Work Together

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) – The American Red Cross and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are signing an agreement Thursday that will allow the relief organization to prepare for and respond to future disasters on the reservation. The memorandum of understanding will be the first between the American Red Cross and a tribal nation....
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Jim Bolin

State Lawmaker to Run for SD Lands Commissioner

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Republican state Rep. Jim Bolin of Canton says he will run for the office of South Dakota Commissioner of School and Public Lands. Bolin says he will seek the Republican Party’s nomination to run for the office next year. He says that means he will not seek re-election to the...
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Church Moves Headquarters from Pierre to Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The Dakotas Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has moved its headquarters from South Dakota’s capital city to North Dakota’s capital. The church had been based in Pierre for decades. The headquarters for the Seventh-day Adventist churches and schools in the Dakotas is now on a three-acre lot in Bismarck....
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Flu Numbers in SD Double Last Year’s Totals

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state health expert says South Dakota is being hit hard by the flu this season. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says there have been nearly 950 confirmed cases of influenza, more than 330 hospitalizations and 36 deaths. The Capital Journal reports that all of the numbers are about double the totals...
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Fort Pierre Train Depot Returns March 19, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Depot Thank You Celebration Held Tuesday-Now That It’s Back in Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A celebration was held yesterday to formally mark the return of a long-time Fort Pierre landmark.  The Fort Pierre Train Depot was brought back to the community last week after spending about fifty years on a ranch near Mud Butte.  The building started serving the rail-line in 1907. ...
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SD Indian Community Losing Supporter in Johnson

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Members of South Dakota’s American Indian community say they will lose a strong supporter when U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson steps down. The 66-year-old Democrat announced Tuesday that he will retire next year at the end of his third Senate term. He has been known during his nearly three decades...
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Jason Gant

Secretary of State Gant: SD Sees Record Number of Corporate Filings in December

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota saw a record number of new corporate filings in December. Secretary of State Jason Gant says that suggests the state’s economy is improving. Corporate filings in December totaled 827, a 23 percent increase over the year and the highest number on record. Gant tells the Argus Leader...
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State GF&P to Stock Trout in Two Areas Near Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state fisheries biologist says rainbow trout will be stocked in two areas near Pierre starting the first week of April. Robert Hanten of the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says the department will stock catchable-size rainbow trout at Oahe Marina and Downs Marina. Trout released in Downs...
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State Department of Transportation Releases Travel App

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Traveling in South Dakota? There’s an app for that – on Android smart phones, anyway. The state’s Department of Transportation has released the South Dakota 511 mobile app, providing information on road conditions, highway closures and travel advisories. The app has the same information as but is formatted for...
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