- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A state senator from Mitchell is going to be inducted into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor.

The South Dakota Department of Transportation said Tuesday that a banquet for state Sen. Mike Vehle will be held Oct. 8 in Mitchell. Vehle will be the 84th South Dakotan to be inducted.

Vehle has served in the Legislature for 11 years. The department says in his tenure, the Republican has led efforts to address the state’s long-term transportation funding needs.

He has chaired the Senate Transportation Committee and, most recently, Vehle pushed in this year’s legislative session to drastically increase funding for South Dakota’s ailing roads and bridges.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has said he can’t think of another legislator who has committed such an effort to a single issue.



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