Daily Archives: March 25, 2013

SD Legislature Ends Annual Legislative Session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers have adjourned to end this year’s legislative session after failing to override Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s veto of a bill increasing the fee imposed to finance the state’s inspection of commercial fertilizer. The House and Senate ended the session about 12:45 p.m. CDT. The Legislature had little to do on its final day because the governor vetoed only one bill after the main run …

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Fort Pierre Hosts Wildland Fire Academy

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre was host to a four day wildfire training academy, which started Thursday and ended Sunday.  The event was coordinated by the South Dakota Wildland Fire Division and included about 200 firefighters from all across the state.  Jim Burk, Rural Fire Assistance Specialist with SD Wildland Fire says officials have been talking about arranging a wild land fire academy in South Dakota for …

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Historical Society Foundation Hosting Appearances by Holly Hoffman in Pierre Today and Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Historical Society Foundation is hosting a motivational speaker and former “Survivor” TV show contestant for a book signing the next few days.  Holly Hoffman of Eureka will be signing books today at the Heritage Store on the first floor of the Capitol from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and again tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Cultural Heritage Center.  She will …

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Weather Spotter Training Coming Up This Week in Pierre-In April in Mobridge and Miller

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Management will hold a class this week for all local weather spotters.  The Thursday evening meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. and will last for about two hours.  Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Manager Rob Fines says the training class will give weather watchers the knowledge and tools they need to keep an eye on spring and summer storms and will also give the skills …

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Tribal Police Chief Says Investigation Into Eagle Butte Home Explosion Expected to be Complete Soon

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) A woman injured in a home explosion last week in Eagle Butte remains hospitalized in Bismarck, North Dakota.  A house on Eagle Butte’s Jefferson Street was destroyed in the explosion and fire on Wednesday afternoon.  Chad Olson who is the Chief of the Cheyenne River Tribal Police Department says an officer and two civilians went into the home and were able to pull the …

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SD Lawmakers Sustain Veto on Final Day of Session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has successfully blocked a measure that would have increased a fee imposed to fund South Dakota’s inspection of commercial fertilizer. The fee increase would have financed research into fertilizer, but Daugaard vetoed it and called it an unneeded tax. An attempt to override the governor’s veto failed on a vote of 22-13 in the Senate. That was two votes short of the two-thirds …

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Rapid City Hotel Drowning of Parmelee Girl Likely Accidental

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The mother of an 8-year-old girl who drowned at a Rapid City hotel says the family was on a vacation that turned tragic. Authorities on Monday identified the victim of the Saturday morning drowning as Jasann Dubray, of Parmelee. They say in a statement that the preliminary investigation indicates the death was accidental but an autopsy is planned Tuesday. Mother Lisa TwoEagles tells KEVN-TV that …

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Cattle on Feed in South Dakota Down 12 Percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals had 230,000 cattle on feed on March 1, down 12 percent from last year. The Agriculture Department says in its latest report that placements in feedlots during February totaled 45,000 head, down 4 percent. Marketings of fed cattle during the month totaled 39,000 head, down 13 percent from 2012.

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Interview with Governor’s Basketball Players on Conrad Adam and “Conrad’s Clan”

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG Sports) If you didn’t hear last week’s Governor’s Sports Roundtable broadcast on KGFX, you missed a great segment on Conrad Adam and a group of students that have been supporting him called “Conrad’s Clan”.  Click on the link below and hear Rod Fisher as he interviews a handful of Governor basketball players about Conrad.  Listen to Governor’s Sports Roundtable-each Thursday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. through the …

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Walleye Research Project on Lake Oahe Includes Cash for Anglers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Catching walleyes on Lake Oahe could be profitable for anglers in the coming years. State wildlife agencies in South Dakota and North Dakota are cooperating on a project to tag at least 40,000 walleyes in the next four years as part of a project to learn more about the fish population in the lake. About 500 of the tagged fish each year will be given a …

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