PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Legislature's budget-writing committee is working to put the final touches on next year's state budget. State economists are making projections of how much tax revenue the state will collect in the next year. The Joint Appropriations Committee will use those estimates to decide how much money the state can spend in the next budget year.
SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) - Demolition work is underway on a Spearfish call center that collapsed under the weight of snow during an early October blizzard. Local contractor Johner and Sons received the nearly $50,000 bid to salvage any items of value and then raze the 50,000-square-foot building. The work is to wrap up in mid-May.
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - The University of South Dakota will break ground on new athletic facilities May 12th. The heart of the $66 million project is a 6,000-seat arena for basketball and volleyball. The facility will be connected to the existing DakotaDome by a Science, Health and Research Laboratory.
FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's Department of Environment and Natural Resources is hosting a ground water quality conference in Fort Pierre next week. The conference is free and open to the public. Department Secretary Steve Pirner says attendees can learn about uranium mining, cleanups of oil spills, former manufactured gas plants, the Big Sioux River water quality master plan and agricultural tile discharges.
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