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Pierre Police to Reduce Urban Deer Herd by 20

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Pierre commissioners have approved a plan to kill 20 deer within city limits this year. That was the recommendation of the city’s Deer Management Task Force. Chairwoman Jeanne Goodman says the group tried to reach a “socially acceptable” number. Twenty deer is the lowest number in the six years the...
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More Upper Midwest Red Cross Volunteers Head East

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – More Red Cross volunteers from the Upper Midwest are heading east to help victims of Superstorm Sandy. Six volunteers from the Fargo and Minot areas are driving emergency response vehicles to the East Coast. Last weekend, five volunteers went to New Jersey to work in emergency shelters. The storm had...
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Crops Progress in SD Despite Rain and Strong Wind

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Despite rain and strong winds last week, farmers and ranchers in South Dakota had five days for fieldwork and brought the harvest season closer to the end. The U.S. Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that 95 percent of winter wheat has been planted, which...
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Judge Tosses Lawsuit Against SD Governor Daugaard

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A circuit court judge has ruled that Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s contract with a national recruiting firm can stand. Judge Mark Barnett dismissed a lawsuit filed against the governor that aimed to invalidate a $5 million contract awarded to Manpower. KELO-TV reports that Careers Unlimited Staffing, Employment Edge and Reagan...
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Groups Mark Inaugural National Bison Day on Thursday

DENVER (AP) – The first National Bison Day is taking place Thursday. The Colorado-based National Bison Association, the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society and the South Dakota-based Intertribal Buffalo Council agreed earlier this year to designate the first Thursday of each November as National Bison Day. The day is giving the groups another chance...
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GF&P Commission to Consider Fee Increases

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission is considering increases to nonresident hunting and state park entrance fees. Commission members are meeting in Madison Thursday to vote on the proposals. Various nonresident small game and waterfowl hunting fees would increase by as much as $15. The changes are expected...
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SD Governor Urges Businesses to Hire Veterans

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is urging South Dakota businesses and government agencies to hire military veterans. The governor says businesses with job openings should consider hiring veterans because they make excellent employees. State Labor Secretary Pam Roberts says 18 Labor Department offices across South Dakota have veterans’ employment representatives who help...
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Survey Suggests Economic Slump Looming in Midwest

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic index report suggests an economic slump over the next three to six months for nine Midwest and Plains states. The Mid-America Business Conditions index dropped to 46.5 last month from 50.4 in September. The survey of business leaders and supply managers uses a collection of indexes ranging...
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Corps Talks About Dry Forecast and Draft AOP at Tuesday Meeting

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Corps of Engineers continues with its fall public meetings-as it rolls out its 2012-2013 Draft Annual Operating Plan for the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System. Meetings were held in Pierre and Bismarck on Tuesday. They continue today and tomorrow in Iowa and Missouri. At Tuesday’s meeting in Pierre,...
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Governor and First Lady Vote Early Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Earlier today, Governor Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard became two of the many South Dakotans that are choosing to vote early. The Daugaard’s visited the Hughes County Courthouse and cast their ballots this morning. Governor Daugaard says he has been voting early and prefers the process to...
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