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SD Wildlife Group Discusses Flooded Land Conflict

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission officials are looking for solutions in a dispute over public access on floodwaters atop private lands. So far they’ve been unsuccessful. Heavy snows and rains in the past decade have expanded the size of sloughs and lakes, especially in the northeastern corner of...
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President Signs SD Blizzard Disaster Declaration

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration allowing 14 South Dakota counties and two American Indian reservations to get federal financial help to recover from the early October blizzard. Preliminary estimates showed nearly $38 million in damages to public and private nonprofit property. Costs included...
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Police Chief Wants SD Ban on Distracted Driving

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Rapid City Police Chief Steve Allender says he wants the South Dakota Legislature to pass a state law banning all kinds of distracted driving, including texting while behind the wheel. The Legislature this year passed a law prohibiting drivers younger than 16 from using cell phones while driving, but...
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Pierre Mayor Says Bids Being Sought for Future Infrastructure Work on Upper Pierre Street

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s City Commissioners gave the okay Tuesday to request bids to reconstruct infrastructure for upper Pierre Street.  Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says the upper Pierre Street project has been in the works for a few years.  The project on the street segment between Capitol Avenue and Pleasant Drive was...
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