SD Part of National Trend in Hunting/Fishing Participation

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Officials with South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks Department believe that the agency has had one of the best years in fishing license sales in some time. Nearly 67,000 resident annual fishing licenses have been sold so far this year, compared to 56,000 at the same time in 2011....
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Daugaard Requests Flags at Half-Staff for Larson

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has asked that all flags be flown at half-staff in South Dakota on Friday in honor of former Secretary of State Alma Larson of Gregory. Larson died Sunday. She was 80. Larson served as South Dakota’s 22nd secretary of state from 1965-1973. Daugaard says he’s asking all...
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Millions Visit SD During Busy Summer Season

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Tourism says visitor numbers to the state’s private and public attractions are up this summer compared to last summer. Ashley Worth with the Department of Tourism says numbers at the state’s private attractions are up 8 to 25 percent. More than 2 million people have...
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Warm Temperatures Push Row Crop Development in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Warm temperatures in South Dakota spurred row crops to progress at a rapid rate last week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop and weather report that some areas of the state saw temperatures reach into the 110s, which is uncommon for late August. Precipitation was...
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