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Gov. Daugaard orders state capitol flags at half-staff for former state Sen. Duxbury

PIERRE -- Former state legislator Robert Duxbury, of Wessington, died Monday. Duxbury, 82, served for 22 years in the state legislature, as a state senator from 1981 to 1983, a state representative from 1985 to 1999, and again as a senator from 1...

PIERRE - Former state legislator Robert Duxbury, of Wessington, died Monday.

Duxbury, 82, served for 22 years in the state legislature, as a state senator from 1981 to 1983, a state representative from 1985 to 1999, and again as a senator from 1999 to 2005. He was the house minority leader from 1997 to 2003.

Prior to his legislative service, Duxbury served as Secretary of Agriculture from 1975 to 1979 during the administrations of Gov. Richard F. Kneip and Gov. Harvey Wollman. He also served as chairman of the State Fair Board.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered flags to fly half-staff at the State Capitol on Saturday, the day of Duxbury's funeral.

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