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Fort Pierre Butterfly Collector Finds Subspecies

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Fort Pierre butterfly collector has helped identify a new subspecies. Gary Marrone tells the Capital Journal that he collected Mormon fritillaries in the Black Hills that looked different than those in Colorado and Wyoming. Marrone got the privilege of collaborating in the subspecies’ first scientific description and give it...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 02-11-22-26-32, Powerball: 19 Estimated jackpot: $60 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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Officials Say Shad Boost Lake Oahe Forage Base

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota fisheries biologist says stocked shad appear to be helping provide food for Lake Oahe walleyes in South Dakota and North Dakota. Mark Fencel says about 1,800 adult shad were stocked in the reservoir last year and another nearly 1,700 were stocked this spring in sites in both...
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State Fair Grandstand Tickets Go on Sale June 24

HURON, S.D. (AP) – Tickets for this year’s South Dakota State Fair Grandstand will go on sale June 24. Artists performing at the Grandstand include Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, the Eli Young Band, the Casey Donahew Band and 3 Doors Down. Tickets will go on sale...
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United Way Getting Ready for 2013 Day of Caring

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) It’s a few months away, but Capital Area United Way wants area residents to know that it’s annual Day of Caring has been scheduled and the organization is looking for ideas for projects and would like to begin signing up volunteer groups.  Day of Caring is set aside as...
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Kids Fishing Weekend to be Held Tomorrow and Sunday on Lake Sharpe

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This weekend will bring some potential future outdoors enthusiasts to Lake Sharpe, as the Kids Fishing Weekend will be held tomorrow and Sunday.  This is the second year for the event, which gives area youngsters the chance to spend a few hours fishing with some of the area’s finest...
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Pierre Restaurant Receives SBA Honor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre restaurant was given an SBA award last month.  The South Dakota Small Business Administration District Office gave the SBA 2013 Veteran-Owned Business of the Year award to Mark and Stacey Mancuso, owners of LaMinestra, Inc.  The Mancuso’s are both Army veterans and were nominated for the...
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SD Woman Sentenced in Fatal Vehicle Crash

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota woman has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for involuntary manslaughter. Thirty-two-year-old Mary Jo Flammond, of St. Francis, pleaded guilty in a crash last September that killed a passenger in her vehicle. Authorities say she was driving drunk and lost control of the vehicle, which...
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SD Panel Proposes Quota for Bobcat Harvest

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission is proposing a bobcat hunting and trapping season that would limit the number of cats that could be killed in the western part of the state. The commission planned to set the season this week, but delayed a decision for a month...
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SD Woman Sentenced in Federal Court for Embezzling Rent Money

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota woman has been sentenced in federal court for embezzling rent money while managing a low-income apartment complex in the Rosebud Indian Reservation town of Mission. Forty-nine-year-old Donna Peterson was sentenced to six months of home confinement and four years of probation. She also was fined $2,000 and...
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