Governor Daugaard After Budget Speech December 4, 2012 (KGFX Photo)

Governor Daugaard Talks About Budget

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard offered a number of proposals during his speech on the Fiscal Year 2014 budget at the State Capitol Tuesday.  The governor’s proposed $4.1 billion budget, which begins July 1, 2013 and ends June 30, 2014, includes three percent increases for Medicaid providers, state employees and...
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South Dakota Lawmakers Listening to Budget Address December 4, 2012 (KGFX Photo)

DRG Area Lawmakers React to Governor Daugaard’s Budget Speech

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota lawmakers had differing reactions to yesterday’s budget address by Governor Dennis Daugaard.  District 28 Senator Ryan Maher, an Isabel Republican, says the budget picture at the capitol has changed for the better in the past few years. Republican Jeff Monroe of Pierre, who was selected by...
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Malfunctioning Furnace Results in Call to PFD Tuesday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A furnace issue left smoke in a Pierre home last night.  The Pierre Fire Department was called to a home at 2518 East Pawn about 9:00 p.m.  Deputy Chief Ian Paul says the occupants of the residence heard a loud pop and a short time later, smoke dispersed...
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Pierre School Board to Host Lawmakers on Monday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board will host an annual discussion with local legislative delegates on Monday.  The Legislative Forum will be held before Monday’s school board meeting, as board members talk to legislators about issues and concerns that school districts are facing.  Also to be discussed will be pending...
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Local Lewis and Clark Group to Hold Meeting, Election and Meal Sunday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation’s Encounter of the Prairie Chapter will meet this Sunday for the group’s annual meeting and election.  The gathering will be held at McClellands Restaurant in Fort Pierre and will feature guest speaker Lonis Wendt-whose presentation is entitled “Sacagawea: Unknown to Famous”. ...
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SDDA and SD FSA Distribute Hay to Drought-Impacted Producers

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) About 200 tons of donated Conservation Reserve Program hay has been distributed to livestock producers whose pastures were affected by this year’s dry conditions.  The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and South Dakota Farm Service Agency have provided the hay to drought impacted producers who applied for it...
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SD US Senator Johnson Opens Possibility He Won’t Run

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota is leaving open the possibility he will not seek re-election in 2014. After former Republican Gov. Mike Rounds said last week he would challenge the Democratic incumbent, Johnson responded with a statement saying he intended to put together a winning campaign for...
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Governor Daugaard on South Dakota Perspective 2012 (KGFX Photo)

December’s South Dakota Perspective to be Broadcast on Monday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday brings South Dakota Perspective to affiliate stations of the Dakota News Network.  Join the program starting at 2:05 p.m. as we feature a visit with Governor Dennis Daugaard.  For the second half hour of the program, from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m., we’ll hear from Lee Axdahl, Director...
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Pie Day to be Held Saturday at State Capitol

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday brings the 15th annual Pie Day to the South Dakota State Capitol.  This year’s Pie Day will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The public is encouraged to stop at the Capitol and enjoy free pie, cookies, coffee and ice cream.  Area talent will provide...
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South Dakota 4-H to Require Animal DNA Tests

  MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – People who compete in 4-H livestock competitions at the South Dakota State Fair will have to submit DNA samples from their animals beginning next year. South Dakota 4-H Livestock Show Management Coordinator Rod Geppert says the rule is aimed at preventing cheating and protecting the integrity of 4-H competitions....
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