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Bill Would Set Runoff 10 Weeks After Primary

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative committee has endorsed a measure that would extend the time between primary elections and runoff elections. Deputy Secretary of State Patricia Miller says the change is needed to comply with a federal law requiring that ballots be sent to military and overseas voters at least 45...
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Governor and Other Officials Attend DC Meeting on Proposed VA Changes in SD

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Supporters of keeping Veterans Affairs medical facilities open in Hot Springs have made their case directly to the agency’s head. The state’s congressional delegation, Gov. Dennis Daugaard and representatives of the “Save the VA” group on Monday met with VA Secretary Eric Shinseki in Washington, D.C. Save the VA...
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Snow Causing Slippery Roads in Some Places-Weather Related Accident Leaves Power Out for B & G Club and Other Places

PIERRE, S.D. Today’s wintry weather in parts of the state has resulted in some accidents and schedule changes.  In Pierre, Captain Elton Blemaster of the Pierre Police Department says there have been at least four accidents since one this afternoon.  One of the accidents involved a vehicle hitting a transformer near Sioux Avenue and...
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Controlled Burn Today at Farm Island

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A controlled burn is underway today at Farm Island.  Area residents should note that if they see smoke at Farm Island-it is part of a pre-planned burn off.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says there have been several calls to dispatchers at the police department about the controlled burn. ...
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Great Faces, Great Places Jingle Returns to 2013 SD Ad Campaign

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s well known “Great Faces, Great Places” jingle has once again been included in TV ads that are used to promote the state in various U.S. cities.  The 2013 marketing campaign was unveiled at this month’s Governor’s Conference on Tourism.   Like last year, the Tourism Department’s Wanda Goodman...
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Brey Now Serving as Acting Ranger for Fort Pierre National Grasslands

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A new acting District Ranger is leading the Nebraska National Forests and Grassland’s Fort Pierre Ranger District.  Jason Brey officially started his detail last Tuesday and will manage the 116,000 acres of the Fort Pierre National Grasslands.  Previously, Brey worked in Cody,Wyoming as the North Zone Timber specialist...
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Bobcat Spotted in Tree at Fort Pierre Residence Over the Weekend

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A bobcat that was spotted in a tree in Fort Pierre over the weekend apparently left the property as quickly as it appeared.  Greg Swanson, Chief Deputy of the Stanley County Sheriff’s Department says the animal was seen in a tree at 205 West Second Street around 3:00...
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SD House Panel Kills Bill on Guns in Parking Lots

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has decided that businesses should keep the right to ban guns in vehicles in their parking lots. The House Commerce Committee voted 8-4 to reject a bill that would have prohibited businesses from preventing employees or customers from having guns in their vehicles parked on...
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SD Hearing Delayed on Economic Incentive Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has delayed a hearing on a bill aimed at providing financial incentives that would help recruit large industrial projects to the state. An old program that refunded construction taxes for big projects expired Dec. 31. Voters in November rejected Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s proposed replacement plan...
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Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club to Celebrate 40 Years Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club will celebrate its 40th anniversary today.  The club was chartered on January 27, 1973 and focuses on youth and patriotic community service projects.  It also provides a forum for members to come together and exchange ideas to better their professions, themselves and their communities. ...
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