Registration Drive in Pierre Today as Part of National Voter Registration Day

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today marks National Voter Registration Day and nonpartisan voter registration drives are going on around the state.  Secretary of State Shantel Krebs is to be in Rapid City today and will make visits in classrooms there to discuss the importance of civic involvement.  In a press release, Krebs says...
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US Rejects Protections for Greater Sage Grouse Across West

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – The U.S. Interior Department says the greater sage grouse does not need federal protections across its 11-state Western range after some limits were put on energy development and other activities. Tuesday’s announcement signals that the Obama administration believes it has struck a balance to save the widespread, ground-dwelling birds from...
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Warm, Windy Weather Advances Crop Maturity in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A week of warm, windy weather has advanced the maturity of crops in South Dakota. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the harvesting of corn and soybeans is getting underway, at 2 percent and 3 percent, respectively. That’s slightly behind the average pace. Winter wheat...
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Officials: South Dakota Man Killed Wife, 4 Kids Then Himself

PLATTE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s attorney general says authorities believe a man fatally shot his wife and four children, set their rural South Dakota family home on fire, then turned the gun on himself. The six bodies were found Thursday in the burned ruins of the home near Platte, about 110 miles west...
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