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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
03/06/15 09:46 AM
The two-day St. Jude Radio-thon hosted by DBE Radio ended Thursday at 6 pm with a new record total of $69,461.  More donations will be added over the next several days as monies from ongoing fundraisers come in, including a Dart Tournament the stations are sponsoring Saturday at J-Bar starting at noon.  DBE Radio would like to thank all the listeners who donated during the
03/04/15 10:31 AM
PIERRE, S.D., -- The South Dakota Commission on Gaming announces the 2015 annual funding release from Gaming Tax Revenues in South Dakota.

“The Department of Revenue enjoys an excellent relationship with Black Hills schools and municipalities,” Andy Gerlach, Secretary of the Department of Revenue said. “We are enthusiastic to help distribute funding and help create funding
02/27/15 11:19 AM
Ellsworth Air Force Base, (KEVN-TV) The commander of the 28th Bomb Wing, Colonel Kevin Kennedy, gave his State of Ellsworth Address Thursday morning, discussing operations, updates and enhancements in regards to the base. Enhancing the quality of life fo
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