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USDA Gives SDSU $3.96M Healthy Food Choice Grant

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Agriculture Department has awarded South Dakota State University a $3.96 million grant to examine community efforts to encourage healthy food choices. SDSU is one of 21 schools across the country to receive $75 million in grants from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The money is for...
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Funeral Services Set for Accident Victim/Benefit Account Set Up for Woman’s Children

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Funeral services have been set for a Pierre woman who died in a one-vehicle traffic accident Sunday night.  31-year-old Casey Crane was killed in the accident, which occurred on Interstate 90 near Presho-about 11:20 p.m. Sunday.  Visitation for Crane will be 5-6 p.m. tomorrow at Lutheran Memorial Church with...
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The Gatlins and Marty Stuart to be Featured at 2013 State Fair

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota State Fair announced today that legendary artists Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers and Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives will perform on Friday, August 30.  Ticket prices have yet to be set.  Pre-sale on tickets will start June 17 for backrest holders, followed by Friends...
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Arrests Made After Homeowners Find Two Strangers Sleeping in their Basement

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Arrests were made early this morning after the residents of a rural Pierre area home reported that they found two unknown people sleeping in their basement; passed out.  Hughes County Sheriff Mike Leidholt says that authorities were called to a residence on 201st Street, along Highway 1804 about 4:55...
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Final Co-Defendant Sentenced for Theft of Pickup from Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Nebraska man was sentenced to spend four years in prison for his role in the theft of a vehicle from Fort Pierre last October.  19-year-old Michael Sorgen was the last of a group of four people to be sentenced for the crime in a Fort Pierre courtroom...
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Visitors to SD National Parks Spent $165 Million

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) – A report says the 3.8 million visitors to national parks in South Dakota spent $165 million in communities near those parks in 2011. The National Park Service report says spending by those visitors supported 2,651 jobs across South Dakota. Mount Rushmore National Memorial Superintendent Cheryl Schreier says...
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Thune Talks About Budget Reform Act of 2013

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Senator John Thune says he’s not certain what the future will bring for his bill that would change the nation’s budget process.  Earlier this month, the Republican Senator reintroduced legislation dubbed the Budget Reform Act of 2013.  The bill would require Congress to set up a timeline in which...
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Rod Fisher Recognized as “Voice of the Pierre Governors”

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Congratulations to Rod Fisher…Dakota Radio Group Sports Director…who was honored earlier this month by parents, players, coaches and fans of Pierre basketball.  A statement was read recognizing Rod at the February 15 home finale for the Governor’s Boys Basketball team.  Before tip-off, Rod was given a standing ovation by...
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Businesses Are Being Warned of Labor Law Poster Scams

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Businesses in South Dakota are being warned to be watchful of poster scams from companies that are selling various federal agency postings that are available at no cost.  The Attorney General’s Office and South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation both report the labor law poster scams that are...
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USDA Deputy Secretary to Travel to SD Wednesday and Thursday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) The Deputy Secretary for the Department of Agriculture will be in the state tomorrow and Thursday to announce research grants to fight U.S. and global hunger and promote rural business development.  Tomorrow in Brookings, Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan will hold a press conference to announce new USDA grants which...
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