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SD Man Ordered to Pay $85,000 for Killing Whooper

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has been sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $85,000 for killing an endangered whooping crane. Jeff Blachford, of Miller, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to one count of violating the Federal Endangered Species Act. Authorities say the 26-year-old Blachford shot...
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South Dakota to be Represented at National Trade Show in Minneapolis This Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Tourism Department will attend this weekend’s National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The show offers a chance for South Dakota to show off what it has to offer to hunters and outdoors enthusiasts.  In 2012,South Dakota teamed up with 13 entities to attend the...
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Stanley County School Board Announces Pick for Superintendent

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County School Board has named a Wyoming man as the new Superintendent for the school district.  The board, along with a group of others representing the community and school staff, conducted interviews with three finalists for the position yesterday.  Business Manager Jessi Fromm says the board...
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Jackley Discusses Synthetic Drugs at Parents Matter Meeting Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Law enforcement agencies and prosecutors continue efforts in South Dakota to crack down on synthetic drugs.  Attorney General Marty Jackley, speaking before a meeting of the Parents Matter Coalition of Pierre/Fort Pierre said yesterday that the past three years have brought tighter laws linked to the possession, use or...
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