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Rules Finalized to Slow Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Boaters and anglers in South Dakota have new rules to follow that are intended to slow the spread of invasive species in waterways. The Game Fish and Parks Commission finalized several changes that will soon take effect. They require the removal of vegetation and aquatic invasive species from boats and...
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South Dakota Offers Flower Mix to Boost Pheasant Habitats

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is giving away a new seed mix that provides a habitat for insects eaten by upland game birds. Brian Pauly, a private lands habitat biologist with the state agency, tells The Daily Republic that the mix is a blend of nine...
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Deuel County Tops Homeownership Rate in South Dakota

CLEAR LAKE, S.D. (AP) – Figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that more people own their homes in Deuel County than in any other South Dakota county. The Public Opinion reports that 85 percent of homes in Deuel County are owner-occupied. A report from the Black Hills Knowledge Network based on Census data...
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Charlie Walker with Fallen Firefighter Flag March 2015 (Photo from Jerid Maskovich)

PFD Receives Donation of Fallen Firefighter Flag

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fallen firefighter flag now is located at the main fire station for the Pierre Fire Department.  Fire Department Chaplain Charles Walker and his family donated the flag to the department a few months ago.  The specialized flags are traditionally used on the caskets of fallen firefighters and then...
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