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Photo of the Dewey County Courthouse in winter, built in 1959 and located in Timber Lake, South Dakota.

Bill would make it harder to move county seats; opponents call it ‘antidemocratic’

BY: - January 13, 2023

Sen. Ryan Maher, R-Isabel, wants to make it more difficult to move a county seat to another city. Senate Bill 56, which he introduced Tuesday, follows a failed 2022 effort to move the Dewey County seat from Timber Lake to Eagle Butte.  Dewey County is one of a few South Dakota counties that is within […]

Photo of the Buffalo Gap National Grassland, which features long-grass prairie landscapes

SD counties to receive $15M in federal money with few strings attached

BY: - December 3, 2022

South Dakota counties will receive over $15 million in one-time funds from the U.S. Department of the Treasury over the next two years, with the ability to spend the money on nearly anything they want. The federal money is another form of COVID-19 economic relief stemming from the American Rescue Plan Act. This time, the […]