Aster Leafhopper

Upper Midwest Farmers Have Unique Problems

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – The mild winter and early spring that were a boon for Upper Midwest farmers are contributing to headaches they are starting to deal with now. Agweek reports that weed and insect problems that farmers don’t encounter in a typical year are popping up. One example is astor leafhoppers, which...
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Wheat Field

Appointees Named to Assist Native American Farmers

WASHINGTON (AP) – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has named the members of a council created in a 2010 settlement to ensure Native American farmers and ranchers have access to Department of Agriculture programs. The Council for Native American Farming and Ranching is part of the $680 million Keepseagle lawsuit settlement. The 1999 lawsuit was...
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Crazy Horse Memorial 2010

Free Admission for Some Crazy Horse Visitors

CRAZY HORSE, S.D. (AP) – Crazy Horse Memorial is offering free admission and a dynamite blast on the mountain during the Memorial Day weekend to kick off its summer visitor season. The memorial in the southern Black Hills will waive admission fees Friday through Monday for residents of the Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska...
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Purple Heart

SD Commission Designates I-90 Purple Heart Trail

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Transportation Commission has agreed to designate Interstate 90 as the Purple Heart Trail to honor military personnel killed or wounded in combat. The Military Order of the Purple Heart requested the designation. The Purple Heart Trail is aimed at creating a system of roads, bridges and other...
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Magnifying Glass on Fingerprint

APNewsBreak: Feds to Re-Examine Pine Ridge Cases

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says his office will re-examine a list of nearly 40 deaths that Oglala Sioux tribal officials say were insufficiently prosecuted or investigated. Oglala Sioux tribal officials sent Johnson on Thursday a list naming 39 people who died on or near the reservation from the 1970s...
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Oahe Chapel to Start Sunday Service Schedule This Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Oahe Chapel will once again hold Sunday Services for the summer season. The first service for 2012 will be this Sunday, May 27. The ecumenical services begin at 8:00 a.m. each Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The historic chapel was built in 1877 as part of...
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Stop Sign

DOT Closes Portion of Highway 73 in Jackson County Because of Muddy Conditions

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation wants motorists to know that state Highway 73 in Jackson County is closed for three miles from the junction of Highway 44-south. Reconstruction work has been underway on that portion of the highway. The asphalt surfacing has been removed, which leaves only a...
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Governor’s Ag Development Summit Coming to Pierre June 27!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) June brings the annual 2012 Governor’s Ag Development Summit and this year, the event will be held in Pierre. The June 27 summit takes place at the Ramkota. Lucas Lentsch, Director of Ag Development in the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, says before the summit starts, there will be...
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Scales of Justice and Judge's Gavel

Lower Brule Man to be Sentenced for Grand Theft and DUI Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Lower Brule man will be sentenced next month for his no contest plea to Grand Theft-Possession of Stolen Property and his guilty pleas to DUI-3rd and Failure to Report an Accident. 27-year-old Brian Byington was arrested in March after an accident that occurred at the intersection of Wells...
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“100 Days of Heat” Safe Driving Campaign to Focus on Dangerous Summer Driving Season

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Troopers from the South Dakota Highway Patrol will trek the state’s highways tomorrow as part of a pre-holiday saturation patrol. Colonel Craig Price, superintendent of the Highway Patrol says the effort is being organized to encourage motorists to make safe and responsible decisions as they start their Memorial Day...
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