Officials Urge Caution with New Years Fireworks

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota firefighting officials are urging people to take extra care to prevent wildfires when using fireworks over the New Year’s holiday period.  Officials say grassland areas are still dry, which means the danger of wildfires is above normal for this time of year.  State Wildland Fire Division Director...
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SDDA and SDSU Extension Holding “The Next Generation of Livestock Production” Forums Starting Next Month

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and South Dakota State University Extension will hold forums across the state from January through March-with the focus of the meetings to be on South Dakota’s vision for livestock production.  South Dakota Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones says in a press release that the...
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New iPads Being Tried Out by Some Lawmakers as Part of Pilot Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Some state lawmakers will be taking part in a pilot project-as they try out using iPads instead of laptops beginning with the coming legislative session.  Legislative Research Council Director Jim Fry says that about 30 of the devices have been distributed to some veteran members who have volunteered to...
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Oahe Chapter of the American Red Cross Receives Casual Friday Donation from DSS

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Oahe Chapter of the American Red Cross received a donation last week from the South Dakota Department of Social Services.  The money is to be used by the Red Cross to assist victims of Superstorm Sandy that impacted portions of the east coast in late October.  Mike Mehlhaff,...
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