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Noem Challenger Comes Up Short with Petitions

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Rapid City businesswoman has come up short in her effort to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem. Stephanie Strong submitted petitions with 2,018 signatures – 63 more than she needed to get on the Republican primary ballot. But South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant ruled about 100...
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Governor Daugaard Pleased with Trade Mission Wrapping Up in China

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard spoke with reporters this morning from Shanghai, China; as he wraps up a trade mission visit to that country. Daugaard led a trade delegation, which includes South Dakota’s Ag Secretary Walt Bones and Commissioner Pat Costello of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Others who are...
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Trout to be Stocked at Oahe Marina Starting Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Within the next few weeks, rainbow trout will be stocked in Oahe Marina north of Fort Pierre. Robert Hanten who is a fisheries biologist with South Dakota’s Department of Game, Fish and Parks, says the department will stock catchable-sized rainbow trout in the marina basin just downstream from Oahe...
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Sobriety Checkpoints Planned in Several Counties in April

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Highway Patrol will have another round of sobriety checkpoints next month. April checkpoints will be focused in 16 counties. A few area counties included in the April checkpoint listing are Bennett, Hughes, Tripp and Walworth. To receive sobriety checkpoint text message alerts, visit www.actcivilized.com.
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Fort Thompson Based Organization Has Helped More than One Business Start Up-Including Mobile Coffee Shop

PIERRE. S.D. – (DRG News) One of the newest entrepreneurs on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation says he has been working to spread the word about small businesses in rural parts of the state.  Clark Zephier started Pop’s Coffee Shoppe out of a 24 foot trailer-with help from Fort Thompson based Hunkpati Investments.   He...
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Tourism Officials Unveil New State Ad Campaign

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Tourism is unveiling a new campaign aimed at tapping into Americans’ love of traveling and desire to visit places with a historical significance.  The marketing campaign is called “Your American Journey.” It replaces the state’s previous campaign that made “Great Faces. Great Places” synonymous...
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Most Areas of South Dakota in Need of Moisture

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Warm, dry weather in March has helped South Dakota farmers get into the fields but it also has left many areas in need of moisture.   The Agriculture Department says topsoil moisture supplies as of Sunday were only 50 percent adequate to surplus, compared to 99 percent in those...
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American State Bank Announces New Ownership Agreement Pending Regulatory Approval

PIERRE, S.D. – (From American State Bank) According to a joint statement released by William V. Fischer, President and CEO of American State Bank of Pierre and Jack W. Steele, Chairman of Leackco Bank Holding Company, the companies have entered into an agreement; subject to bank regulator approval for Leackco to acquire 100% ownership...
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High Wind Warning Continues Through 7:00 p.m. Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A High Wind Warning is in the forecast for much of the day today. WeatherEye has the warning in effect through seven tonight. WeatherEye’s Sam Dunaiski says wind gusts will be up around 40-50 miles per hour for much of the day today. Dunaski says the windy conditions are...
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Work Underway Today at Scotty Philip Cemetery

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Stanley County employees were scheduled to start working on culverts and roads at the Scotty Philip cemetery today.  They will be re-graveling roads and replacing one culvert as part of the project.  Visitors are advised to watch for workers and equipment while the work is underway today.
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