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NRCS Helping Farmers and Ranchers Recover from Winter Storm Atlas

STURGIS, S.D. – (DRG News) USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is continuing to help producers whose livestock and property were damaged by October’s blizzard in western South Dakota. The NRCS’ Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) offers recovery assistance for producers. Tanse Herrmann, NRCS District Conservationist in Sturgis, says last month, staff inspected locations where...
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PFD Called to Reported Gas Line Break at Pierre Bank Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department was called to American State Bank this morning, where it was reported that a contractor had hit a gas line in the parking lot there.  Crews were notified of the gas line break about 10:20 a.m.  Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says a contractor was...
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Hughes/Stanley County Democrats to Have Four Candidates for Congress/Governor’s Office at Tuesday Dinner

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes/Stanley County Democrats will have four announced candidates for office in this year’s elections as featured speakers at a Legislators Dinner coming up next Tuesday.  Rick Weiland, candidate for U.S. Senate; Corinna Robinson, candidate for U.S. House and gubernatorial candidates Susan Wismer and Joe Lowe are the...
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SD Budget Committee Rejects School Aid Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel that helps put together the state budget has rejected a plan to give extra state financial aid to school districts. But officials representing local schools say the issue will not be decided until the Legislature passes a budget in March. The bill sought to boost...
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