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Fall Blizzard Still Hurting Ranchers in Nebraska, SD

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Agriculture officials say the October blizzard that killed thousands of cattle in northwest Nebraska and southwest South Dakota will have a lasting impact in the region. Dawes County extension educator Scott Cotton tells the Lincoln Journal Star the blizzard had a bigger impact because it followed a summer of drought...
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Event Gives Disabled Hunters a Crack at Deer

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Some wheelchair-using deer hunters can still get out and pursue the sport they love. It happens through a program started about 20 years ago in the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area near Pierre. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started the Oahe Downstream Disabled Hunt and the state Department of Game,...
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House, Senate Negotiations Key for South Dakota

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Dakota has a lot on the line in Congress as the year comes to a close.  House and Senate negotiators are trying to wrap up a farm bill – which could provide much-needed relief to ranchers and protections to farmers. And another committee is trying to hammer out a water...
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SD Game, Fish and Parks Running “Get Outta the Truck” Campaign

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department has been trying to discourage hunters from shooting at big game animals from road rights-of-way in the state.   The department has been reminding hunters to get out of their vehicles and get out in the field-instead of shooting at deer and other big game from vehicles. ...
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Today and Tomorrow Bring Fun Holiday Traditions to Pierre and Fort Pierre

UNDATED – (DRG News) The weekend that follows Thanksgiving traditionally brings fun holiday events to the Pierre area.  The South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center is holding its annual holiday open house today.  Kids of all ages can visit with Santa and have their picture taken with him in the center’s Observation Gallery.  There will...
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Man Sought in Wyoming Apprehended on Thanksgiving Near Chamberlain Following High Speed Chase

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man wanted by Wyoming authorities for questioning was taken into custody in South Dakota yesterday.  The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper spotted a vehicle near Rapid City about 9:45 a.m. being driven by a man who authorities wanted to question...
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Jett Was Replaced by Two Vegetarians on SD Float

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota apparently swapped out a vegan for two outspoken vegetarians as the featured entertainment on the state float in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Rocker Joan Jett was originally scheduled to ride on it but was removed after backlash from ranchers because she’s a vegan and supports the group...
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Attorney General Urges Safe Holiday Shopping

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley’s encouraging consumers to shop with care as the holiday season kicks off. Jackley suggests that shoppers check refund and return policies for restrictions and exceptions, double check delivery dates, review warranties, compare prices and check shipping and handling fees. Those buying gift cards should also check...
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Deal Made With ND Company to Protect SD Cemetery

MEERS, S.D. (AP) – A North Dakota agriculture company has agreed to a land swap that will preserve a pioneer cemetery in central South Dakota. The unmarked Meers town site cemetery is in the middle of property owned by Fargo, N.D.-based RDO Equipment Co., which manages farmland in the area under the name of...
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SD Ranchers Embrace Needed Livestock Donations

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Officials say more than 450 bred cattle and 150 heifer calves have been donated to South Dakota ranchers who lost livestock in an October blizzard. The Rapid City Journal reports that the cows have come from at least 10 states and 300 donors. The Heifers for South Dakota project...
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