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07/01/15 10:55 AM
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. is seeking to raise electric and natural gas rates for its customers in South Dakota.

The North Dakota-based utility has filed rate increase requests with South Dakota's Public Utilities Commission.

MDU says that if approved, the increases would raise a residential South Dakota gas
06/30/15 09:26 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota is receiving more than $260,000 from the federal government to provide re-employment and eligibility assessments for those who receive unemployment benefits.

The funding from the U.S. Department of Labor aims to help the newly unemployed reduce the time between jobs and help prevent improper payments from the federal Unemployment
06/25/15 02:51 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — School administrators in South Dakota say it's becoming increasingly difficult to find people to fill open teaching positions.

A survey by the School Administrators of South Dakota found that nearly one-third of the 837 open positions advertised for the upcoming school year remained unfilled as of the end of May. The number of
03/20/15 12:29 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a controversial measure to exempt South Dakota'syoungest workers from the $8.50 minimum wage voters approved in November.

Daugaard weighed his decision before signing the measure Friday to carve out a $7.50 youth minimum wage.

The governor said previously he wouldn't support a "direct attack" on
03/18/15 11:23 AM
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota Division of Motor Vehicles directive on when county treasurers should impose an increase in vehicle license fees has upset some county officials.

A new state law increases most motor vehicle license fees by 20 percent, effective April 1.

The Division of Motor Vehicles on Monday directed county treasurers to immediately start
03/17/15 03:13 PM
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard today signed Senate Bill 1, a comprehensive state and local road and bridge funding package.
03/17/15 12:16 PM
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City-based Black Hills Corp. plans to build a $70 million corporate headquarters in the city. The energy company and parent of Black Hills Power will break ground in the spring on a 30-acre site on the city's 
03/16/15 03:11 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Board of Education has approved a slight tuition increase that will go into effect in the next school year.

Tuition and fees will go up by $8 per credit, to a $145 per credit. That includes a $2 increase in facility fees and $1 bump in maintenance and repair fees.

The board also announced that the first
03/09/15 01:10 PM
Steve Emery, the Secretary of Tribal Relations, spoke before the Joint Appropriations committee last week( tues). Emery told the committee that the Department total budget 344,353-dollars is for personal services, salaries and benefits and is funded with
03/09/15 12:37 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A House committee has approved a proposal to hike funding for roads and bridges and raise the speed limit on interstate highways to 80 mph.

The State Affairs Committee passed a modified version of the Senate's transportation bill Monday.

It goes to the House floor.

The committee has approved gas tax increases of 2 cents per gallon each
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