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Co-op Agreement Finalized for Buyback Program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of the Interior says it has finalized the first cooperative agreement in a $1.9 billion Native American land buyback program stemming from the settlement of a nearly 17-year lawsuit over more than a century’s worth of mismanaged trust royalties. The agreement reached with the Oglala Sioux...
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Chamberlain School Board Votes Against Honor Song

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – The Chamberlain School Board has again rejected a request to include a traditional Lakota honor song in the high school graduation ceremony. The Daily Republic reports the board voted 4-2 against the song Monday night. One board member abstained. The controversy first arose last spring, when the school board rejected...
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SD Attorney General’s Annual Pie Day is Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is hosting the 16th annual Pie Day in the state Capitol in Pierre on Saturday. The annual event includes free pie, cookies, coffee and ice cream. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST and features free entertainment. Pie Day began when...
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Jim Finley Receives Ag Appreciation Award December 7, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

2013 Outstanding Farmer Award Given Out Saturday by Pierre Chamber Agri-Interest Committee

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Blunt producer, Jim Finley, was named the winner of the 2013 Outstanding Farmer award over the weekend.  Finley was given the award Saturday during the Pierre Chamber’s annual Ag Banquet.  The Kansas native has been farming in South Dakota for forty years and mostly produces wheat, corn and...
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