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Study Documents Conversion of Grassland to Crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A new study documents a loss of 1.3 million acres of grassland over a five-year period in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa. The research by Christopher Wright and Michael Wimberly of the Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence at South Dakota State University says a doubling...
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Delegates Pick President, VP of SD Farmers Union

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) – Farmers from the Conde and Lake Preston areas have been elected to lead the South Dakota Farmers Union. KWAT radio reports that Doug Sombke of the Conde area was re-elected as president of the Farmers Union on Saturday during the 98th annual state convention held in Aberdeen. Wayne Soren, a...
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Verendrye Plate Document

South Dakota Digital Archives Features Verendrye Plate/Exhibition History

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday’s date, February 16, marked 100 years since the discovery of the Verendrye Plate near Fort Pierre.  Two French-Canadian brothers, Francois and Louis Joseph Verendrye planted the marker on a hill above what is now Fort Pierre, claiming the land for France on March 30, 1743.  They were in...
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Kristin Meyers Receives CACS Award February 2013

Winner of CACS’s Mission Excellence Award Named

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local woman has been named as the 2012 winner of the Capital Area Counseling Service’s Mission Excellence Award.  Kristin Meyers was chosen by her co-workers as the award recipient.  The Service Mission Excellence Award is the highest honor given to CACS employees and acknowledges employees who best exemplify...
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