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USDA: Rain Good for Crops But Slowing Planting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Rain is slowing planting progress in some areas of South Dakota, but the moisture is helping crop development. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in the latest crop and weather report that the past week offered 3.9 days suitable for field work. Major activities included planting of row crops,...
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AG Says SD’s Share of Drug Settlement is $1.3M

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota will get about $1.3 million as part of a settlement between the U.S. government and Abbott Laboratories related to the anti-seizure drug Depakote. The company has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $1.5 billion over allegations that it promoted the drug for uses...
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Governor Welcomes TCF Bank Operations Center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard was in Sioux Falls on Monday to attend the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the TCF Bank operations center. The center adds 200 new jobs to the community. TCF Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wayzata-Minn.-based TCF Financial Corp., which provides retail and commercial banking...
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June 1 is Deadline to Signup for Some FSA Programming

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency wants to remind producers that the final date to sign-up for a few of its programs is coming up soon. June 1 is the last day that producers can sign up for the 2012 DCP/ACRE program and the 2010 SURE program....
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Redfield Students Honored with “Saved by the Belt” Awards Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Five Redfield High School students were given “Saved by the Belt” awards last Friday by Governor Dennis Daugaard. The students were nominated for the honor by the South Dakota Highway Patrol. They were wearing seatbelts during a two-vehicle crash that occurred April 13 between Redfield and Aberdeen. The students...
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AG Responds to SD Death Row Inmate’s Appeal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a death row inmate’s plea to overturn his conviction. Donald Moeller last month petitioned the court to overturn his conviction based on incomplete jury instructions. Jackley has filed a response saying that the jury instructions “fully...
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DOT Says Milling Work to Start on Garfield Avenue Project Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation says milling work on U.S. Highway 14B, which is also known as Garfield Avenue or the Truck Bypass, will start tomorrow. The contractor is working today to set up traffic control to place traffic head-to-head in the two existing northbound lanes (east side...
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Second Season of Governor’s Mansion Tours Start on June 6

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Weekly public tours of the Governor’s Mansion will begin in less than a month. This is the second summer that public tours are to be offered at the residence. Tickets can be obtained in advance-at no charge-from the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce. Starting June 6, weekly public tours...
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Daugaard Comments on Reapplication for Federal Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard says he hopes that officials in Washington give the okay for the disputed Keystone XL pipeline, following the Canadian company’s move Friday to file a new application for the project. TransCanada submitted another application for federal approval of the project last week after the company changed...
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Noem Gets Her Degree From South Dakota State University

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Rep. Kristi Noem is a college graduate. KELO-TV reports that Noem graduated from South Dakota State University on Saturday. The Republican Congresswoman left SDSU while in her 20s so she could take care of the family farm following her father’s death. Nearly 20 years later, Noem earned her political...
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