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Ellen Lee and Shaun Leafgreen Win Big in Local Fundraiser Giveaway Held Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Ellen Lee and Fort Pierre’s Shaun Leafgreen were lucky winners yesterday as part of the 2012 Harley Raffle that is held each summer to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area and Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce. Leafgreen was the winner of two round trip...
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Senator: Opportunity for SD Beef Sales to Taiwan

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota state senator says the state could reap millions in beef exports if Taiwan votes soon to lift an import ban on U.S. beef. Republican Shantel Krebs recently traveled to China and Taiwan as part of a trade and goodwill mission. She is chairwoman of the South...
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Water Pipeline Surfaces on Lake Oahe

Corps Checking Floating Water System Pipeline Segment/Tri County Advises Caution

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Tri County Water System of Eagle Butte is warning boaters who are in the vicinity of Minneconjou Recreation Area that they may encounter floating black poly pipe in Lake Oahe. Part of the 14 inch pipeline has reportedly surfaced onto the lake as work is being done...
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SD Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft From Tribal Group

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota woman has pleaded guilty to theft from an Indian tribal organization. The U.S. attorney’s office says 39-year-old Tanya Walking Eagle, of Rosebud, submitted false claims to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe child care services program and worked with an employee there to embezzle or steal money. The...
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Drought, Lack of Feed Boost Sales of SD Livestock

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) – A lack of rain and livestock feed is keeping some South Dakota livestock auction barns busy. Some ranchers are selling their cattle because their pastures are drying up and they don’t have enough feed to keep them. At Thursday’s auction at the Belle Fourche Livestock Exchange, more than 2,000...
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KGFX Hometown Tour Crew Makes a Stop in Murdo…Onida is Next on August 8

MURDO, S.D. – (DRG News) Murdo Ford in Murdo was the host location for Wednesday’s KGFX Hometown Tour stop. The broadcast focused on several events going on in Murdo and many things that are on the activity calendar in the weeks and months to come! If you missed yesterday’s program, visit Murdo’s website at...
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Bankers Survey Suggests Drought Hurting Economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new survey of bankers suggests the economy is slowing down in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Western states because of drought conditions. The overall economic index dropped into negative territory at 47.9 in June from May’s 56.7. Any score below 50 on the index, which ranges from 1...
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Governor Daugaard on July 18, 2012 (KGFX Photo)

Governor Daugaard Talks About Drought Task Force and Disaster Declarations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The newest drought monitor shows the severe drought category spreading across western and south central and southeastern parts of South Dakota. Governor Dennis Daugaard activated the state Drought Task Force earlier this week because of the dry conditions and the task force will have its first meeting on Monday....
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SD Inspectors Now Can Check Fuel Octane Levels

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety says some of its inspectors now have devices to analyze the octane ratings of gasoline. The agency recently said it is illegal to sell gas with an 85 octane level in South Dakota. An 85 octane level can cause an engine to run roughly....
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SD Oil Potential Dampened by ND’s Record Bonanza

BUFFALO, S.D. (AP) – Despite widespread hope that North Dakota’s oil rush will spread across the border, some say it’s doubtful South Dakota will experience much of it. South Dakota state geologist Derric Iles says drillers are virtually assured of a profitable well in North Dakota. He says they have little time to bother...
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