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Redfield School District Voters to Decide Opt-Out

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Residents of the Redfield School District will decide Tuesday whether to opt out of the state property tax limits. The opt-out would allow the district to collect an extra $350,000 a year above the state limits for five years. Redfield Superintendent Randy Joyce tells the Aberdeen American News that the new...
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Dakotas Tribe Holding Hearings About Foster Care

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is hosting two hearings about Native Americans in the foster care system ahead of a planned summit next month. The tribe is hosting a pre-summit hearing April 20 at the Grand River Casino in Mobridge, S.D., and another one on April 26 at Prairie...
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Bill Would Drop Corps’ Missouri River Wildlife Focus

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Four members of Missouri’s congressional delegation have filed legislation aimed at dropping the wildlife focus on the Missouri River. The bill would remove “fish and wildlife” from the list of authorized river management endeavors the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can undertake on the river. It’s backed by Republican...
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SD Governor Recognizes Home Building for Creating Jobs

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Governor Dennis Daugaard says home construction is a significant source of employment, so he’s designated April as New Homes month in South Dakota. In a proclamation, Daugaard says every new home supports at least three full-time jobs. The governor says every 1,000 new homes generate an average of $117 million...
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Transportation Hall of Fame Nominations Sought

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Transportation is accepting nominations inductions into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor. Darin Bergquist is the Department Secretary and Hall of Honor Committee Chairman. He says the committee is looking for people who have made a lasting or valuable contribution to the state’s air,...
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Panel Seeking Suggestions for Offensive Names

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names is asking for input to come up with new names for some Black Hills sites that contain the word “negro.” The names are considered offensive, and guidelines established by the U.S. Board of Geographic Names require that a new name be solicited. The...
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Midland Church Organizing Event Saturday to Pray for More Precipitation

MIDLAND, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota has received some welcome moisture with the recent snow storm that moved across the state, which might start to ease concerns of some of the state’s producers.  More precipitation is still needed, however; as the state deals with drought conditions going into the growing year.  One Midland...
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Are You Wearing Purple? OMK Reminds South Dakotans of Purple Up for Military Kids Day Today

RAPID CITY, S.D. – (DRG News) Today is being noted as Purple Up For Military Kids Day in South Dakota, in which people are wearing the color as a way to show their support and to give thanks to all military children for their strength and sacrifices.  The day is being coordinated through the...
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SDNG’s 200th Engineering Company to Hold Event Sunday in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota National Guard’s 200th Engineer Company will hold an open house and community appreciation event this weekend in Pierre.  On Sunday from noon to two o’clock, there will be a bridging display near the Legion Cabin along the river and also, the National Guard Armory will be...
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USDA Official Meets with SD Tribal Leaders and Economic Development Officials

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) A series of meetings was held this week during a South Dakota conference between the USDA Rural Development, tribal leaders and economic development officials from across the state.  The meetings focused on ways that the U.S. Department of Agriculture can help the leaders and officials strengthen local economies and...
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