Senator Tim Johnson

Sen. Johnson Opposes Norway Ambassador Nominee

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson says he opposes President Barack Obama’s nominee for ambassador to Norway. The South Dakota Democrat is joining others who believe that George Tsunis is not the right person for the job. Tsunis is CEO of Chartwell Hotels and a top Democratic political fundraiser. Concerns were...
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Pilot of Crashed Crop-Duster Out of Hospital

WINNER, S.D. (AP) – The pilot of a crop-dusting airplane that crashed near Winner has been released from the hospital. Officials say Joe Schneller, of Winner, lost control of his plane Tuesday night as he was taking off. The Daily Republic newspaper reports that he was brought to a medical center in Winner to...
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USDA Funds Dakotas Schools to Educate Farmers on Farm Bill

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Two universities in the Dakotas are getting federal money to educate farmers and ranchers about the new farm bill. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says $3 million is being doled out to extension services nationwide for outreach and education on the new farm legislation. The money will fund meetings where producers...
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Planning Continues for 2014 Dakota Western Heritage Festival

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Organizers have been working to get ready for this fall’s Dakota Western Heritage Festival. The annual event returns to the Expo Center in Fort Pierre September 13 & 14. Festival co-chair Gary Heintz says volunteers began working on the event right after the 2013 festival wrapped up. Once...
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