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Kristi Noem at Georgia Morse Middle School September 18, 2012 (KGFX Photo)

Noem Visits Pierre School to Learn More About Impact from New School Lunch Requirements

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) School meal menus and federal changes that have been made to the school lunch program were the subject of a stop yesterday in Pierre by Congresswoman Kristi Noem. Noem wrote a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack last week requesting information on new standards that are part of the...
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School Officials Discuss Lunch Menu Changes-Meet with Congresswoman Noem

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre School officials visited with U.S. Representative Kristi Noem on new rules that are part of the national school lunch program Tuesday. Noem met with Pierre’s School Superintendent Dr. Kelly Glodt, District Business Manager Darla Mayer and Food Services Supervisor Darrel Davis. The requirements limit the number of calories...
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Hoven School Opt-Out Passes

HOVEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Unofficial results indicate that the Hoven School District Opt Out passed yesterday. District Business Manager Amy Arbach says the voters approved a $200,000 opt out for seven years beginning with 2012 taxes, payable in 2013. She says taxpayers will start paying the first half that is due by April...
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Disease Causes Cut in Deer Licenses in Parts of SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota wildlife officials are reducing the number of deer hunting licenses available in some areas because disease has killed many white-tailed deer. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease has hit particularly hard in some areas of south-central and southeastern South Dakota. The Game, Fish and Parks Department says all unsold deer licenses...
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Pierre Man to Serve Four Years for Grand Theft and Other Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was sentenced to four years in prison for his guilty plea to Grand Theft, First Degree Attempted Intentional Damage to Property and Driving Under the Influence-1st Offense. 35-year-old Ryan Sholes was charged after authorities said he took a car from a Pierre business on June 8...
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Homecoming King and Queen Chosen for Mobridge Pollock High School

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) Mobridge Pollock High School Homecoming Coronation was held Tuesday night at the High School Gymnasium. Crowned as Homecoming Royalty were Cody Schaefbauer and Callie Slater.
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Annual Indian Education Summit Coming to Oacoma September 23-25

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The 2012 Indian Education Summit will be held soon at Cedar Shore Resort at Oacoma. The annual event is scheduled for Sunday through Tuesday. Keynote speakers will be Doctors Raphael Guillory, Anton Treuer and Laurel Vermillion. Guillory is a university professor who has done research on American Indian/Alaska Native...
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Farm-State Lawmakers Returning Home Empty-Handed

WASHINGTON (AP) – Farm-state members of Congress for decades have campaigned on the back of farm bills delivering election-season subsidies and other goodies to rural voters. Not this year. The bill is stalled, primarily because House GOP leaders don’t want a noisy fight over food stamps this close to the election. That poses a...
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SD Official Warns About Unlicensed Lenders

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say people should watch out for unlicensed money lenders. State Labor and Regulation Secretary Pam Roberts says some unlicensed lenders are operating in South Dakota, and inquiries and complaints about money lenders have increased recently. All lenders providing payday loans, short-term consumer loans, title loans or installment...
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SD Business Groups Join to Support Referred Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A group of South Dakota businesses, chambers of commerce and other organizations have joined forces to support a referred measure that would set up a program to give tax refunds to large industrial projects. The Republican-controlled South Dakota Legislature passed the measure last year at the urging of Republican Gov....
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