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SD Grants $11,000 to Address Forestry Problems

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture has provided more than $11,000 in grants for tree planting projects. They came from the Urban and Community Forestry Comprehensive Challenge Grant Program and the U.S. Forest Service. Recipients matched the grants with more than $16,000 worth of additional resources. Participating communities are providing...
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Senate Candidates Show Wide Array on Energy Issues

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s U.S. Senate candidates show a wide range of positions on the government’s role in energy development. Democrat Rick Weiland says big oil has been writing the nation’s energy policy, and until that changes it’s going to be difficult to develop a smart policy for the people and...
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SD Woman Sentenced to 130 Years in Boys Death

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A 23-year-old Gann Valley woman has been sentenced to 130 years in prison for beating to death a 4-year-old boy because he wet his pants. Donika Gonzales has been ordered to serve 130 years for first-degree manslaughter and 15 years for aggravated assault. The sentences will run concurrently. Attorney General...
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Donors Needed with Hoven Blood Drive Wednesday

MITCHELL, S.D. – (DRG News) Hoven is holding a summer blood drive tomorrow.  The United Blood Services says there is a decreased number of appointments for Wednesday’s drive-likely because it is right before the Fourth of July holiday and many donors are busy.  As of this morning, there were more than 25 open slots. ...
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