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Veterinarian: Virus Affecting Pigs in 25 SD Farms

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A virus that state health officials say kills one in 10 piglets has been detected on 25 farms in South Dakota. State Veterinarian Dusty Oedekoven says the farms have been affected by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, or PED. The virus does not affect humans. KELO-AM reports the virus has...
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SD Lawmakers’ Summer Studies Impact Policy, Budget

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two South Dakota legislative summer studies have resulted in new state laws and impacted the budget just passed by the Legislature. Every year the Legislature’s executive board chooses a few topics to study in the summer between sessions. One 2013 study on domestic violence resulted in six bills – five...
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Governor Rounds Makes U.S. Senate Announcement November 29, 2012

Rounds Submits Signatures to Get on Ballot

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Former Gov. Mike Rounds says he has submitted more than 7,000 signatures to the South Dakota Secretary of State’s office to get on the ballot as a Republican candidate for Senate. The Secretary of State must verify 1,950 of the nominating petition signatures for Rounds to qualify for a position...
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New Fort Pierre National Grasslands District Ranger on the Job

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A new District Ranger was recently named for the Fort Pierre National Grasslands. Dan Svingen had served as the Acting District Ranger since May of last year but was recently chosen to hold the job on a permanent basis. Svingen’s last job was as Wildlife Program Manager on...
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