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Voters Approve $6.9 Million School in Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, S.D. (AP) – Residents of the Gettysburg School District have overwhelmingly agreed to raise property taxes to fund a new school. Seventy-eight percent of voters on Tuesday approved the $6.9 million bond measure. More than 600 people voted, for a turnout of more than 50 percent. Superintendent Tim Hagedorn says the project for...
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Federal Indictment in Pennsylvania Teen Kidnap Case with SD Link

CLARION, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl and taking her to South Dakota is now facing federal charges. U.S. Attorney David Hickton said Tuesday that a grand jury in Pittsburgh had indicted 31-year-old Joshua Baker of Leeper on federal counts of interstate transportation of a minor and...
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South Dakota to Recognize Emergency Dispatchers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is recognizing emergency police, fire and medical dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week next week. National Public Safety Telecommunications week is meant to be a time when citizens can thank public safety men and women who respond to emergency calls and dispatch emergency professionals and equipment during...
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SD State Employees Get Tuition Break at More Sites-Including Pierre’s CUC

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State employees who take courses at South Dakota’s three off-campus public university centers will soon get the same tuition break as those taking classes on campus. State workers enrolled in courses delivered on campus at one of the state’s six public universities have been receiving a 50 percent tuition break....
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Record-Setting Storm Continues to Pound SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A record-setting spring storm continues to pound South Dakota. The National Weather Service warns that the state is in for another day of heavy snowfall and freezing rain. Electricity remains out to thousands in the Sioux Falls area, and many schools and local government offices across the state remain...
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Fort Pierre and Gettysburg School District Election Results

UNDATED – (DRG News) Fort Pierre’s current Ward One Alderman will serve another term as voters chose Kevin Gabriel for the office in today’s election. Gabriel was challenged by DD Jacobson, who is a former Stanley County Commissioner. Fort Pierre’s Finance Officer Roxanne Heezen says 70 votes were cast. Gabriel received 56 votes to...
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Interstate 90 Closed Between Rapid City and Sioux Falls

(From the SD Department of Public Safety) South Dakota officials have closed Interstate 90 between Rapid City and Sioux Falls effective immediately. That segment of Interstate will remain closed until conditions improve and crews are able to clear the roadway. Officials with the state Departments of Transportation and Public Safety say existing road conditions are deteriorating...
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Storm Delays Debate on Black Hills Cemeteries Bill-Congresswoman Noem Delayed in SD by Weather

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Among the hundreds of passengers trapped by the ice storm Tuesday at the Sioux Falls airport was Rep. Kristi Noem, who was supposed to get back to Washington D.C. for a vote on the Black Hills Cemeteries Act. Instead, she was stranded at the airport for eight hours and...
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State Activates Emergency Operations Center for Spring Storm Response

(From the South Dakota Department of Public Safety) State officials have opened the state Emergency Operations Center due to the major spring storm carrying strong winds, heavy snow and freezing rain across much of South Dakota. Lt. Governor Matt Michels, acting on behalf of Governor Daugaard, ordered a Level Three activation, which means a...
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State Offices To Remain Open Wednesday, But Officials Suggest Calling Ahead

(From Governor Daugaard’s Office) At this time, state government offices in South Dakota are scheduled to be open tomorrow (Wednesday), as statewide blizzard conditions continue. Officials suggest that citizens call ahead to make sure the specific office they plan to visit is staffed. State employees, like other South Dakota residents, are dealing with the...
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