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SD Governor Wants Robo-Calls Investigated

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Secretary of State Jason Gant are asking the state’s attorney general to investigate automated telephone calls criticizing Republican legislative leaders for supposedly not adhering to the party’s principles. Daugaard and Gant want to know who is behind the calls and if they violate a...
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Former Ga. Gov. Joins Former SD Gov. and Others on Nonprofit

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has joined a nonprofit organization to work with a bipartisan group of former governors. The Bipartisan Policy Center announced Wednesday that Perdue would work “to bring pragmatic state-based perspectives to national issues.” Perdue, a Republican, was governor of Georgia from 2003 to 2011 after serving 11...
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Judge: SD Prison Tobacco Ban Curbs Religion Rights

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge has ruled that the South Dakota prison system’s ban on tobacco in religious ceremonies substantially burdens Native American inmates’ religious rights. Chief Judge Karen Schreier ruled Wednesday that even if state officials had asserted a compelling governmental interest, they did not prove that the complete ban...
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SD Ag Officials Advise Tests for Aflatoxin Levels

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota agriculture officials are advising farmers and ranchers to test for aflatoxin levels in their corn, distiller’s grains and silage piles due to this year’s drought. SDSU Extension educators say feed refusal, reduced growth rate and decreased feed efficiency are the predominant signs of chronic aflatoxin poisoning in livestock....
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Noem Visits Pierre School to Learn More About Impact from New School Lunch Requirements

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) School meal menus and federal changes that have been made to the school lunch program were the subject of a stop yesterday in Pierre by Congresswoman Kristi Noem. Noem wrote a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack last week requesting information on new standards that are part of the...
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School Officials Discuss Lunch Menu Changes-Meet with Congresswoman Noem

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre School officials visited with U.S. Representative Kristi Noem on new rules that are part of the national school lunch program Tuesday. Noem met with Pierre’s School Superintendent Dr. Kelly Glodt, District Business Manager Darla Mayer and Food Services Supervisor Darrel Davis. The requirements limit the number of calories...
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Hoven School Opt-Out Passes

HOVEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Unofficial results indicate that the Hoven School District Opt Out passed yesterday. District Business Manager Amy Arbach says the voters approved a $200,000 opt out for seven years beginning with 2012 taxes, payable in 2013. She says taxpayers will start paying the first half that is due by April...
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Disease Causes Cut in Deer Licenses in Parts of SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota wildlife officials are reducing the number of deer hunting licenses available in some areas because disease has killed many white-tailed deer. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease has hit particularly hard in some areas of south-central and southeastern South Dakota. The Game, Fish and Parks Department says all unsold deer licenses...
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Pierre Man to Serve Four Years for Grand Theft and Other Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was sentenced to four years in prison for his guilty plea to Grand Theft, First Degree Attempted Intentional Damage to Property and Driving Under the Influence-1st Offense. 35-year-old Ryan Sholes was charged after authorities said he took a car from a Pierre business on June 8...
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Homecoming King and Queen Chosen for Mobridge Pollock High School

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) Mobridge Pollock High School Homecoming Coronation was held Tuesday night at the High School Gymnasium. Crowned as Homecoming Royalty were Cody Schaefbauer and Callie Slater.
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