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House Farm Bill Failure Upsets Dakotas Farmers

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Farm groups and politicians in the Dakotas say the failure of the U.S. House to pass a farm bill is disappointing. The $500 billion proposal failed on a 234-195 vote Thursday. Many Republicans wanted deeper cuts to the food stamp program, and the bill also suffered from lack of Democratic...
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Deployment Ceremony Planned for July 6 for SDNG’s 152nd CSSB Based in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Preparations are underway for a mobilization ceremony that will be held within the next few weeks for the Pierre-based members of the South Dakota National Guard’s 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. Close to 70 members of the 152nd CSSB will be part of a deployment ceremony Saturday, July 6...
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Hughes County Courthouse Elevator is Inoperable for a Few Weeks

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The elevator at the Hughes County Courthouse is out of service for a few weeks.  County officials say the elevator broke down yesterday.  County Manager Kevin Hipple says it’s been determined that new parts are needed to get the elevator repaired and it will take a week for the...
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Rapid City Man Arrested in Pierre for Threatening Two People with Machete

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Rapid City man was arrested Tuesday evening after police were told that he had threatened two people at a Pierre hotel.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were called to the Pierre Inn and Suites about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.  They later took 29-year-old Jonathan Packard into custody. ...
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