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Rawlins Library Noting National Library Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) National Library Week is being noted this week and Pierre’s Rawlins Library is marking the occasion.  Throughout the week, there will be various events that will take place.  Adults will be challenged to guess how many titles were in the library’s collections on April 1.  Everyone who enters will...
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South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Creekside Singers to Kick Off Spring Tour Thursday in Pierre for Lakota Music Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Thursday brings the kickoff of the second tour for the Lakota Music Project in Pierre.  The Lakota Music Project was created over a period of about three years; as the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra worked with leaders of the Lakota community to create a way to build bridges between...
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Future of Johnson Campaign War Chest Unknown

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Outgoing U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson hasn’t made any decisions on what to do with his campaign war chest. The 66-year-old South Dakota Democrat announced last month that he’ll retire at the end of this third Senate term next year. The Argus Leader newspaper reports that he has more than...
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Snow Storm in Dakotas Sets Several Records

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Everyone from students to lawmakers are getting the day off after a record-breaking snow storm in North Dakota over the weekend. National Weather Service reports show as much as a foot and a half of snow fell in western and central North Dakota and northern South Dakota on Sunday. The...
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Redfield School District Voters to Decide Opt-Out

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Residents of the Redfield School District will decide Tuesday whether to opt out of the state property tax limits. The opt-out would allow the district to collect an extra $350,000 a year above the state limits for five years. Redfield Superintendent Randy Joyce tells the Aberdeen American News that the new...
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Dakotas Tribe Holding Hearings About Foster Care

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is hosting two hearings about Native Americans in the foster care system ahead of a planned summit next month. The tribe is hosting a pre-summit hearing April 20 at the Grand River Casino in Mobridge, S.D., and another one on April 26 at Prairie...
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Bill Would Drop Corps’ Missouri River Wildlife Focus

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Four members of Missouri’s congressional delegation have filed legislation aimed at dropping the wildlife focus on the Missouri River. The bill would remove “fish and wildlife” from the list of authorized river management endeavors the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can undertake on the river. It’s backed by Republican...
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SD Governor Recognizes Home Building for Creating Jobs

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Governor Dennis Daugaard says home construction is a significant source of employment, so he’s designated April as New Homes month in South Dakota. In a proclamation, Daugaard says every new home supports at least three full-time jobs. The governor says every 1,000 new homes generate an average of $117 million...
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Transportation Hall of Fame Nominations Sought

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Transportation is accepting nominations inductions into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor. Darin Bergquist is the Department Secretary and Hall of Honor Committee Chairman. He says the committee is looking for people who have made a lasting or valuable contribution to the state’s air,...
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Panel Seeking Suggestions for Offensive Names

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names is asking for input to come up with new names for some Black Hills sites that contain the word “negro.” The names are considered offensive, and guidelines established by the U.S. Board of Geographic Names require that a new name be solicited. The...
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