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Checkoff Support Helps Gives Life to Pasture to Plate Education Experience

PIERRE, SD – A dynamic, interactive educational display featuring the evolution of agriculture including the pasture to plate story of beef cattle is now part of the attraction at the Stockyards Ag Experience in Sioux Falls, SD. Suzy Geppert, executive director, South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) and Holly Swee, director of nutrition, represented...
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Mushroom Gathering on the Forest

CHADRON NE – Morel mushrooms are edible, choice wild mushrooms that sometimes fruit prolifically in the years immediately after an area has been burned by wildfire. Mushroom hunting on the Pine Ridge Ranger District has become quite popular the last several years.  Last year several local hunters were joined by others from Colorado, Wyoming...
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Gov. Daugaard Signs Buffer Strip Legislation

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard Wednesday March 8th, signed Senate Bill 66, which incentivizes the establishment of riparian buffer strips on private land. “I appreciate state Sen. Jim Peterson starting the conversation on buffer strips last year,” Gov. Daugaard said. “Senate Bill 66 received broad, bipartisan support and I expect many South Dakotans...
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GFP Will Host Lakes Oahe and Sharpe Meeting

PIERRE SD – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will host a meeting on the status of fisheries on Lakes Oahe and Sharpe on March 13 at the Ramkota River Center in Pierre at 7:30 p.m. Open house events provide customers with an opportunity to visit with GFP staff and ask questions...
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Stanley County Elementary School – February Little Buff Awards

FORT PIERRE SD – The Stanley County Elementary School has named the February Little Buff Awards. Thank you to Bad River Mercantile for the community sponsorship.  They greatly appreciate community support of this program. Photo courtesy of Stanley County School District 57-1 Back row: L-R Mallory Nolen-grade 2, Mickey Hallock-grade 3, Dalyn Heezen-grade 5,...
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Stanley County Court News Tuesday March 7th

The Stanley County States Attorney’s office released information on 3 cases held on Tuesday March 7th in Stanley County Court : Conner Hutchinson, a 24 year old Pierre man, pled guilty to two counts of Forgery and one count of Grand Theft, class 5 felonies, in connection with a string of forged checks written upon...
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Missouri Shores 25th Hollywood Tonight Event Saturday March 11th at Drifters

PIERRE/FORT PIERRE SD – The 25th Annual Hollywood Tonight Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center Fundraiser will be this Saturday night at Drifters Event Center in Fort Pierre. Kami Marts Executive Director of Missouri Shores says the new venue at Drifters is a welcome change for the 25th Annual along with the theme “Guardians of...
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City Ends 2016 with Increased Reserves

PIERRE, S.D. – During the 2016 fiscal year, the City of Pierre was able to cut costs and consequently grow its reserves by $1.5-million. “This is a significant accomplishment,” said Leon Schochenmaier, City Administrator. “The 2011 Missouri River flood greatly diminished the city’s reserve fund.  For the last five years, we have been working to...
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Explore Pinwheel Power at Family Fun Day March 11 at Cultural Heritage Center

PIERRE, S.D. – Come and make your own pinwheel to capture the South Dakota spring breezes at Family Fun Saturday on March 11 from 10-11:30 a.m. CST at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. All supplies are provided and children should be accompanied by an adult. There is no admission fee to the museum...
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State Senate Sends Bill Allowing Guns in Capitol to Governor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A bill that would allow people to bring guns into the state Capitol is headed to Gov. Dennis Daugaard. The Senate voted 19-15 Monday to approve the bill, which would allow people who have an enhanced permit to bring concealed handguns into the Capitol if they register beforehand with security....
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