Horse Virus Cases Showing Up in Upper Midwest

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – State officials in the Upper Midwest are cautioning horse owners about a virus that spreads easily among the animals and can lead to breathing problems, abortions and nervous system disorders. Three cases of equine herpesvirus have been documented this year in North Dakota and seven cases have been confirmed in...
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Lake Oahe on Map

New Salmon Species Being Considered for Lake Oahe

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Wildlife officials are considering adding Atlantic salmon to Lake Oahe. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks biologist Bob Hanten tells the Capital Journal that Atlantic salmon have a number of advantages over the Chinook salmon currently in the lake. He says the overall goal is to increase the number of...
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Horse Racing

Fort Pierre Horse Racing Season Opens Saturday!

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday brings the opening day for the 2014 Fort Pierre Horse Racing season. The day includes free admission and free hot dogs for the first 400 people-according to track manager Dennis Booth. He says it should be a great day-with fast horses and nice weather. Booth says race...
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Current Historic Stockgrowers Bank Sign (KGFX Photo)

Fort Pierre’s Stockgrowers Bank Building to Get New Historic Marker

UNDATED – (DRG News) The local Pierre/Fort Pierre Historic Preservation Commission plans to add a new marker outside Fort Pierre’s historic Stockgrowers Bank building in May. There is already an exterior marker that was placed by the state near the rear of the building, but local commission member Don Zeller says sometime next month,...
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