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SD Board Works to Reduce Geese, Support Antelope

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission is taking steps to reduce the goose population in the state, which is well over the state’s objectives. The commissioners met Tuesday in Fort Pierre to set hunting quotas for most geese seasons. They gave initial approval to a plan allowing hunters...
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Annual Missouri River/Lake Sharpe Clean Up to be Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tomorrow, volunteers will gather for the annual Missouri River/Lake Sharpe Clean Up. This will be the fifth year the clean up has been held. It is organized by the Pierre Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, South Dakota Walleyes Unlimited and other agencies and businesses. The Izaak Walton League’s...
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Rounds Discusses Race to U.S. Senate Seat

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) U.S. Senate candidate and former Governor Mike Rounds says his frustration with federal bureaucracy was one factor that pushed him back into politics. Rounds says in part, his observations of what the Pierre/Fort Pierre area went through during the 2011 flood prompted him to seek office again. He says...
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SDDOH Continues to Stress Personal Precautions in Fight Against West Nile Virus

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The weeks from now through early September bring what health officials call the peak transmission time for West Nile virus in South Dakota. Late last month, the South Dakota Department of Health said a Hughes County resident was the first human West Nile virus detection of the season. State...
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Eagle Butte is Our Next Stop on the KGFX Hometown Tour Schedule!

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) Wednesday brings the next KGFX Hometown Tour to the airwaves, as we travel to Eagle Butte.  We’ll broadcast from the State Bank of Eagle Butte tomorrow morning-starting at 9:05 a.m. Central/8:05 a.m. Mountain.  The program will focus on next weekend’s “Eagle Butte Hometown Days”.  Speakers include John Bachman...
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Winter and Spring Wheat Variety Tours to be Held in Sully County Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The SDSU Extension Service and the Sully County Crop Improvement Association will host tours of winter and spring wheat variety trials in Sully County today.  Starting at 5:00 p.m., there will be a tour at the site of the SDSU Winter Wheat Crop Performance Test Plot.  The site is...
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Pressler Invites Obama to SD to Talk Health Care

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Independent U.S. Senate candidate Larry Pressler is inviting President Barack Obama to South Dakota for a conference on the president’s signature health care law. The former Republican senator on Tuesday sent a letter inviting Obama to Pressler’s hometown of Humboldt to talk about how to fix the act so...
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USDA: Most Major Crops in South Dakota in Decent Shape

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Most major crops in South Dakota are in decent shape as the growing season progresses. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the state’s winter wheat crop is rated 72 percent good to excellent, though it is maturing at a rate well behind the average pace....
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Proposal Would Allow Direct Wine Sales in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Proposed legislation in South Dakota would allow residents to have wine delivered directly to their homes. But it comes with several restrictions. South Dakota is one of only a few states that don’t allow alcohol shipments to private residences. Wineries and consumers have pushed to change the law in...
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Crime and Human Trafficking Conference Announced

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – A conference looking at violent crime and human trafficking in the Dakotas is planned in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in August. U.S. Attorney for North Dakota Tim Purdon says conference is Aug. 12-14 at the Washington Pavilion. The first day will focus on training sessions for health and social workers....
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