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Fall Marketing Campaign Starts for Department of Tourism

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) With the peak tourism season wrapping up, officials with South Dakota’s Department of Tourism have begun focusing on their next set of potential travelers.  The fall months of the year are known as the “shoulder” season and continue to grow in popularity among some travelers-especially those with no children...
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Wanted: Ideas on How to Celebrate SD Statehood

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans are being asked for ideas on how the state should celebrate 125 years of statehood next year. Gov. Dennis Daugaard invited people to give public testimony at 1 p.m. today in Pierre at the Capitol visitor center where the commission organizing the celebrations is meeting. People can also...
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South Dakota’s Poverty Rate Below National Average

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – New Census figures show that South Dakota’s poverty rate is below the national average. About 12.8 percent of the state’s residents were below the poverty line in 2012, which is the 32nd-highest rate among states and lower than the national average of 15 percent. About 17 percent of the...
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Area Schools Homecoming Schedules Listed

UNDATED – (DRG News) It’s the time of the year that many schools are celebrating Homecoming or making plans for upcoming Homecoming activities. Royalty candidates were announced earlier this month at Riggs High School for Homecoming Week, which will be September 23-27. The candidates are nominated by their classmates from the Class of 2014....
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