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Former Economic Development Head Was to be Charged

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s attorney general says he was ready to file charges and seek an indictment against the state’s former economic development director days before the man committed suicide last fall. Marty Jackley briefed lawmakers Tuesday on his investigation into potential financial misconduct at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. That...
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UBS Holding Blood Drives in Pierre and Onida Today and Tomorrow

MITCHELL, S.D. – (DRG News) United Blood Services is holding two blood drives the next few days in central South Dakota. UBS’s Abbie Titze says right now, there is a great need for certain blood types-including O negative and O positive blood. O negative is the type that is used in trauma situations, so...
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First Revenue Estimate Puts SD State Budget in Black

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two agencies say state government is expected to end the new fiscal year in the black. South Dakota lawmakers passed a law earlier this year requiring the Bureau of Finance and Management and Legislative Research Council to provide revenue estimates for each budget year by July 30. The agencies told...
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Obama Authorizes Federal Disaster Aid for SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for South Dakota ordering federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from June 13 to June 20. Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private...
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