Veterans Might Qualify for Republic of China Mutual Defense Commemorative Badge

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota veterans who served in Taiwan between 1955-1979 may be eligible for the Republic of China Mutual Defense Commemorative Badge. From 1955 to 1979, a Mutual Defense Treaty was established between the United States of America and the Republic of China (ROC), which protected Taiwan from invasion in the aftermath...
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Trail of Governors Adds 4th Statue To Be Unveiled in 2017: Sneak Peeks of Artists’ Designs at First Lady’s Prairie Art Showcase

Pierre, S.D. – A fourth statue is being added to next year’s class of Trail of Governors statues to be unveiled and placed in the capital city.   “We were approached by donors excited about the project,” said TOG Foundation President Rick Jensen. “It was a great opportunity to do more statues than we...
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Cottonwood Fire Burns 5-6 Thousand Acres

WALL, S.D. – A fire that started Sunday afternoon east of Wall has been named the Cottonwood Fire. The fire is currently located 11 miles east of Wall, SD to 10 miles south east of Cottonwood, SD and north of I-90. Fire officials say the blaze started near Cottonwood, and was fueled by gusty...
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Traditions Remain Strong for South Dakota’s Pheasant Opener

PIERRE, S.D. – Cities and towns rolled out the orange carpet to pheasant hunters Saturday for the traditional pheasant season opener.  While the annual pheasant brood survey showed a decrease in the statewide index from 2015, hunters were successful across the state and made memories to last a lifetime. “Standing crops were an obstacle...
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