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SD Democrat Weiland Raises $204K During 1Q of 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland has raised nearly $204,000 during the first three months of 2014 for his campaign to win the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson. Weiland’s FEC report shows he spent slightly more than $103,000 and had about $485,000 cash on hand as...
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Frosty’s Summer Bash Brings ACM-Nominated Duo to Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, S.D. — (DRG News) Hot on the heels of their second album, country music duo Love and Theft will headline the inaugural Frosty’s Summer Bash, Saturday, June 28th, at the Brown County Fairgrounds; Centennial Village. “We couldn’t be more excited about bringing Stephen and Eric in to help us launch this annual festival...
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USDA Says SD Gets Nearly $310K for Specialty Crop Grants

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says South Dakota this year is getting nearly $310,000 for grants to develop specialty crops. The federal funds were authorized under the 2014 farm bill. The federal government defines specialty crops as fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops....
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SD Minerals Board OKs Conflict of Interest Rules

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Minerals and the Environment has adopted new rules to prevent conflicts of interest. Deputy Attorney General Roxanne Giedd drafted the rules to comply with requirements from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, although she says board members already identify conflicts and disclose them. One of the...
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SD Family Recognized for Conservation Efforts

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has recognized a South Dakota family for its conservation efforts. Lyle and Garnet Perman, their son Luke and his wife Naomi are the state’s recipients of the Leopold Conservation Award. The award comes from the national Sand County Foundation and the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association and Grassland...
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Rep. Noem Joining Delegation to Asia-Pacific

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Dakota Republican Rep. Kristi Noem is headed to Asia with several other members of Congress. She’s one of eight Republicans and one Democrat in a group led by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia. The 10-day trip starts Friday. The representatives plan to meet with leaders in Japan, South...
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Horse Virus Cases Showing Up in Upper Midwest

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – State officials in the Upper Midwest are cautioning horse owners about a virus that spreads easily among the animals and can lead to breathing problems, abortions and nervous system disorders. Three cases of equine herpesvirus have been documented this year in North Dakota and seven cases have been confirmed in...
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New Salmon Species Being Considered for Lake Oahe

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Wildlife officials are considering adding Atlantic salmon to Lake Oahe. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks biologist Bob Hanten tells the Capital Journal that Atlantic salmon have a number of advantages over the Chinook salmon currently in the lake. He says the overall goal is to increase the number of...
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Fort Pierre Horse Racing Season Opens Saturday!

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday brings the opening day for the 2014 Fort Pierre Horse Racing season. The day includes free admission and free hot dogs for the first 400 people-according to track manager Dennis Booth. He says it should be a great day-with fast horses and nice weather. Booth says race...
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Fort Pierre’s Stockgrowers Bank Building to Get New Historic Marker

UNDATED – (DRG News) The local Pierre/Fort Pierre Historic Preservation Commission plans to add a new marker outside Fort Pierre’s historic Stockgrowers Bank building in May. There is already an exterior marker that was placed by the state near the rear of the building, but local commission member Don Zeller says sometime next month,...
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