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Governor Daugaard Says Discussions Underway to Further Assist Producers Who Lost Livestock Earlier This Month

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard says state officials are trying to come up with more ideas to help producers who lost livestock in this month’s snowstorm in western South Dakota.¬† Daugaard said yesterday that he has asked South Dakota’s Office of Emergency Management to look at ways that livestock...
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Ag Secretary Says Offices Couldn’t Open for Storm

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack acknowledges his agency hasn’t been able to do much for western South Dakota ranchers hit by an early October blizzard. He told KBHB-AM in Sturgis that livestock disaster assistance programs expired in 2011, so Congress needs to pass a new Farm Bill and make the...
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Pierre Police to Review Policy for Using Tasers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Pierre Police Department will examine its policy for the use of Tasers in the wake of an incident in which an officer used a stun gun on an 8-year-old girl. Chief Bob Grandpre tells the Capital Journal that officials with the Rapid City Police Department and the state Highway...
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Slow Growth Likely in Rural Parts of 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new report suggests the economy will continue growing at a slow pace in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states in the months ahead. The overall index for the report released Thursday rose to 54.3 in October from 52.4 in September. Any score above 50 suggests growth. Creighton...
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