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Thune: Ranchers Might Get Blizzard Help Soon

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. John Thune says South Dakota ranchers hurt by an early October blizzard could get help through the new farm bill as early as April. The farm bill passed by Congress last week restarts a livestock disaster program that had expired. Lawmakers have pressed the Agriculture Department to...
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SD Gets $4.5 Million to Boost Small Business Loans

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Treasury Department is providing South Dakota with nearly $4.5 million to help a state program expand its lending program for small businesses. The State Small Business Credit Initiative provides federal money to state agencies for lending and investing programs. The federal money will go to the South Dakota...
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SD Senate Approves Making Animal Cruelty a Felony

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Senate has unanimously approved a measure that would make animal cruelty a felony in South Dakota, the only state without a felony penalty for cases involving severe animal abuse. Similar bills failed in past years. But this year’s bill was written in an effort that included an animal...
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Mike Hartshorn Wins Two Plane Tickets in Boys and Girls Club Mega Raffle

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Mike Hartshorn was the most recent winner in the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area’s Great Futures Mega Raffle. Hartshorn’s name was one of three finalists named Wednesday morning and yesterday afternoon, Hartshorn was selected from the trio as the recipient of two round trip plane tickets...
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