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Young Farmer Touts the Importance of Advocating for Agriculture Through Family Produced YouTube Videos

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A young farmer from Kansas-who along with his brothers have become a YouTube sensation- visited Pierre yesterday to talk with attendees at the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association Convention.  22-year-old Greg Peterson, is one of the “Peterson Farm Brothers”, that have been making farming related YouTube videos and tying the...
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AP Newsbreak: Western Governors Show Wildlife Maps

RENO, Nev. (AP) – Governors in 16 states are unveiling a high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project they hope will encourage economic development across the West while protecting the region’s environmental treasures from Puget Sound to the Rocky Mountains. Leaders of the Western Governors’ Association tell The Associated Press they want to make it easier...
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FDA Takes Steps to Phase Out Antibiotics in Meat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat. Many cattle, hog and poultry producers give their animals antibiotics regularly to ensure that they are healthy and to make the animals grow...
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SD Files Brief in US Supreme Court Case on Guns

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota has joined with 26 other states in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in a U.S. Supreme Court case involving the sale of guns. Jackley says South Dakota allows private gun sales between law abiding citizens. He says the brief opposes the federal government’s attempt...
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Capital Area United Way Announces Changes to Annual Dancing with Stars Competition

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Capital Area United Way has announced that some major changes are coming to one of its annual events.  Executive Director Gloria Hanson says for the first time ever, a popular vote will determine the winner of the 2014 Capital Area United Way’s “Dancing with the Stars” competition.  Hanson...
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Grassland Coalition’s Annual Winter Road Show to Visit Four SD Cities Next Week

UNDATED – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Grassland Coalition will hold its annual Winter Road Show next week at four different locations.  Guest presenters at the meetings will be Jerry Doan and Gene Goven-both North Dakota producers-who will share their experiences with grassland management and value added agriculture.  The series of meetings start in Bison...
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AAA South Dakota Says State and National Gas Prices Trending Lower

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s price average for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline continues to trend lower-mirroring national trends.  Tuesday’s statewide average-$3.12-is .32 cents lower than the two month high of $3.44 recorded on October 10.   The average gasoline price at this time last year in South Dakota was $3.31.  AAA...
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SD Health Care Sign-Ups Pick Up in November

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Federal officials report that only 372 South Dakota residents successfully signed up for a health insurance plan through a federally run marketplace during its first two months of operation. The report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows that South Dakota had the second-fewest signups through Nov....
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New Obama Adviser Will Not Work on Keystone XL

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says a new senior adviser to President Barack Obama will recuse himself from deliberations on the Keystone XL oil pipeline. John Podesta, a former chief of staff under President Bill Clinton, has spoken out against the pipeline. Podesta founded the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank,...
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SD AG Won’t Open Benda Investigation File

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says he will not allow members of the media to review investigative records into the death of a former state economic development director because a family member has not given written permission. Richard Benda was found dead on Oct. 22 in a grove...
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