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RAPID CITY, S.D. - State House Representative Dan Dryden of Rapid City died Tuesday morning following a battle with cancer. He was 72 years old.
Dryden had represented District 34 since 2011. He was also a former business manager for the Rapid City Area Schools.
“South Dakota has lost a true public servant,” Gov. Dennis Daugaard said in an online statement.” Dan Dryden was respected in the Legislature for his steady, common-sense approach. He was committed to sound financial management, and was an expert in school finance.
“Like many others, I admired Dan’s dedication to serving our state, even as he quietly fought his battle with cancer. Linda and I offer our condolences to Judy, the Dryden family and Dan’s many friends at this difficult time.”
Dryden's funeral is scheduled for Friday. Daugaard has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. until sunset that day.
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