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District 24 Legislative Crackerbarrel February 8, 2014 (KGFX Photo)

District 24 Crackerbarrel Held Saturday at Pierre Area Chamber Building

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A variety of issues were brought up┬áSaturday┬ámorning during a District 24 Legislative Crackerbarrel, organized by the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce. District 24 Senator Jeff Monroe and Representatives Mary Duvall and Tim Rounds gave opening comments regarding their thoughts on the current session, and spent the rest of the...
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2014 State-Tribal Relations Day to be Held February 26 in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Later this month, the 2014 State-Tribal Relations Day will be held in Pierre. The South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations hosts the event each year. Tribal Relations Secretary JR LaPlante says the first-ever State-Tribal Legislative Reception for tribal leaders, state lawmakers and state officials will be held February 25....
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SD Legislative Panel Passes Statewide Texting Ban

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has approved a proposed statewide ban on texting while driving. House Speaker Brian Gosch of Rapid City initially introduced a bill that sought to prevent local governments from passing and enforcing their own distracted driving ordinances. But at a committee hearing last week, he changed...
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South Dakota Capitol February 5, 2014 (KGFX Photo)

SD Panel Passes Rules About Water on Private Land

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has passed a bill to regulate the public use of water on flooded private land. The State Affairs Committee voted 6-3 to approve a measure that would allow fishing on bodies of water 40 acres or larger, as long as there is public access to...
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