Snowfall Tapering Off in Eastern South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A winter storm that moved into eastern South Dakota is tapering off. The National Weather Service says the Sioux Falls airport accumulated 6.1 inches of snow through Friday morning, but heavier amounts were reported around other parts of Minnehaha and Lincoln counties. A spotter in Marion reported 7.8 inches...
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SD Senate Committee Hears Bill on Arming Teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee is looking at a bill that would allow school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns. The measure was passed earlier by the House. The Senate State Affairs Committee planned to hold a public hearing on the bill Friday. Supporters say school boards...
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Bray Named Republican of the Year at Tuesday’s Lincoln Day Dinner

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local woman was named Republican of the Year at this week’s Hughes and Stanley County Lincoln Day Dinner.  Teresa Bray received the honor on Tuesday.  Carrie Gonsor, vice-chair of the Hughes County GOP says in a press release that Bray has been heavily involved with the South Dakota...
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Ag Secretary Vilsack Names Two SD Men to Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) Two South Dakotans are part of a group of 20 people that have been appointed to serve on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics.  The appointments were announced yesterday by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.  The group advises Vilsack on surveys of agriculture and other related...
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