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Program Offsets Certification Costs for Organic Ag

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Organic agriculture producers and processors hoping to offset certification costs can apply for up to 75 percent reimbursement under a state cost-share program. South Dakota Department of Agriculture officials say organic producers or handlers can receive up to $750 on expenses incurred between Oct. 1, 2011, and Sept. 29, 2012....
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Storms Leave Rains in Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Tuesday

UNDATED – (DRG News) Welcome rains fell for the second day in a row in the Pierre area Tuesday. The National Weather Service says the Pierre Regional Airport logged about .10 of an inch of rain over the past 24 hours. Other rain reports from KGFX listeners include: .46-ten miles west of Fort Pierre...
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Pierre’s River Cities Public Transit Receives Federal Transportation Grant

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s River Cities Public Transit is one of a handful of South Dakota transit systems that is the recipient of a federal transportation grant. U.S. Senator Tim Johnson, who Chairs the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, says the state will receive more than $3.5 million dollars as...
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Ownership Inspections Required for All West River Livestock

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Hot, dry weather has accelerated the fall cattle sales in South Dakota, which is resulting in a reminder from the state Brand Board. The board reminds livestock producers that they must acquire ownership inspections of cattle, horses and mules before the animals are sold, slaughtered or removed from the...
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Lightning Fires Sparked in Central South Dakota Overnight

UNDATED – (DRG News) Lightning caused fires once again kept area firefighters busy overnight. Murdo firefighters spent a few hours at the site of a bale fire about 12 miles northwest of Murdo which was reported late last night. The bale was burning in an isolated spot that according to Murdo Fire Chief Rich...
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Farm Rescue Expands Into Iowa, Its Fifth State

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A farm aid organization that started in North Dakota six years ago is expanding into its fifth state. Farm Rescue was started by North Dakota farm native Bill Gross, who flies cargo airplanes for UPS. Farm Rescue organizes volunteers who help injured, ill or disaster-stricken farmers plant and harvest their...
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Pierre Man Pled Guilty Tuesday to Stealing Car and Other Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man pled guilty to three charges yesterday that relate to a June incident in which he stole a vehicle and used it to damage a store in Blunt. 35-year-old Ryan Sholes was arrested after authorities said he took a car from the parking lot of a Pierre...
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Capital City Band to Perform Final Concert of Summer Season Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Capital City Band will conduct its final concert of the 2012 summer season today. The theme for tonight’s event is “Children’s Concert”. The season finale will feature songs familiar to kids from 1935’s “Merrily We Roll Along” to the recently animated movie “Toy Story”. Organizers are starting the...
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Wheat Quality Tour Under Way in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – More than 70 people are touring North Dakota wheat fields this week to gauge the quality of this year’s crop. The annual tour is coordinated by the South Dakota-based Wheat Quality Council to provide the wheat industry with an early look at quality before the crop is even harvested. Executive...
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Dakotas, Iowa, Nebraska Fare Well in Child Study

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A new report says children in four Great Plains states are more likely to have parents with jobs and manageable living costs. The Annie E. Casey Foundation publishes a national study called Kids Count that measures child well-being. This year’s study ranks North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota in...
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