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Final Day for 2013 Tyler Wilcox Memorial/Guns n’ Hoses Blood Drive

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today is the final day of the three day Tyler Wilcox Memorial/Guns n’ Hoses blood drive.  The event has been moved from the Pierre Mall to today’s location-the Fort Pierre Fire Hall.  Abbie Titze, Donor Recruiter with United Blood Services says that 88 units of blood were donated...
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Wisconsin Beef Company Bids for Idled SD Plant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Green Bay, Wis.-based beef processing company has submitted the minimum $12.75 million bid for an idled South Dakota plant. American Foods Group’s bid for Northern Beef Packers allows it to become a qualified bidder in an auction scheduled for Thursday at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Sioux Falls....
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Education Secretary Happy with Budget Proposal for Education

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Education Secretary says she’s happy with Governor Dennis Daugaard’s proposed increase in aid for schools as part of Tuesday’s budget address.  Daugaard yesterday offered a three percent funding increase in spending for K-12 education.  He announced that he would fund the increases with the help of an...
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Lawmakers Discuss Their Thoughts on Governor Daugaard’s Budget Address

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Area lawmakers reacted yesterday with mostly positive comments following Governor Dennis Daugaard’s budget address at the State Capitol.  Representative Julie Bartling of Gregory-a District 21 Democrat-said the Governor’s proposed three percent increase in K-12 education is a positive step for schools-but she expects that lawmakers will work with the...
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