News

USDA-Logo

Sorghum Seed Supply Tight in SD This Spring

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – The sorghum seed supply is tight in South Dakota this spring. Millborn Seeds in Brookings says more than 90 percent of sorghum seed is grown in the Texas Panhandle, and drought last year cut this year’s seed supplies by about 60 percent. The Brookings company says demand for sorghum has...
Keep Reading »
Tooth Care Items

Delta Dental of SD Awarded Funding to Improve American Indian Oral Health

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Delta Dental of South Dakota has been awarded a three-year, $3.3 million dollar “Health Care Innovation Award” from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s CMS Innovation Center to improve oral health for American Indians. Delta Dental is one of 26 entities selected in locations across the nation which will...
Keep Reading »
Sunflower

ND Poised to Once Again Be Sunflower Leader

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota sunflower farmers are poised to reclaim bragging rights as the nation’s top producers. Last year, wet weather and flooding led to a drop of hundreds of thousands of acres in North Dakota, and South Dakota surpassed its northern neighbor as the leading sunflower state for the first time...
Keep Reading »
Support Sign for 200th

Now that Pierre Deactivation Set, Organizers Announce Plans in Mobridge and Chamberlain for 200th Arrival in Those Communities

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Soldiers of the South Dakota National Guard’s 200th Engineer Company will arrive in Pierre Saturday to officially complete a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The 200th, of Pierre, Chamberlain and Mobridge, is a multi-role bridging unit whose mission is to maintain, repair and replace...
Keep Reading »
Microphones

District 24 Legislative Candidate Forum Planned for May 22

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A public forum for the candidates running for the State House of Representatives and State Senate in District 24 will be held later this month.  The forum will feature the House candidates at 6:00 p.m. followed by Senate candidates at 7:00 p.m.  The forum is being organized by the...
Keep Reading »
Sully County Courtroom

Court Trial for South African Foreign Nationals Charge in Shooting Cancelled-Hearing Set Monday

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) A change has been made in the court schedule for two South African foreign nationals who were charged in a November shooting south of Onida. 20-year-old Zane Van Der Merwe and 31-year-old Stephan Van Der Berg faced charges after a November 27 shooting that left another man wounded. Gregorio...
Keep Reading »
Courtroom Gavel

Central SD Teen Court Notes Law Day

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Law Day was celebrated last week by Central SD Teen Court youth and adult volunteers, parents and staff. The day was noted May 1st and at the event, Assistant Attorney General Steven Blair, who is a Teen Court Volunteer Judge, talked about the significance of Law Day and the...
Keep Reading »
2012 Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

Fallen Officer Memorial Event Held Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Wednesday brought a wreath laying ceremony and a service to Pierre, as part of the annual South Dakota Law Enforcement Memorial event. A ceremony is held each year at the fallen officers’ monument along Capitol Lake and is followed by a memorial service which notes South Dakota officers who...
Keep Reading »
200th Support Button

Guard Deactivation Ceremony to be Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Organizers now say that they have pinned down a time for a deactivation ceremony to be held at Riggs High School Saturday for members of the South Dakota National Guard’s 200th Engineer Company. The 180-some members of the unit have served in Afghanistan for the past year and have...
Keep Reading »
Wheat Closeup

SD Winter Wheat Crop Expected to be Smaller

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s winter wheat crop is expected to be 14 percent smaller than last year’s. The Agriculture Department pegs the South Dakota crop at 57.2 million bushels. Yield is forecast to be up slightly but harvested acres are expected to be down by nearly one-fifth. Winter wheat production nationwide...
Keep Reading »