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Salary for New Director Supports SD Legislature

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The new director of South Dakota’s Legislative Research Council will make more than the governor and his senior level staff. Lawmakers announced Friday that Jason Hancock will take over the position beginning August 5. Hancock will move with his family to Pierre after working in Idaho state government. The director...
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SD Eligible for Part of Bad Mortgage Settlement

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – More than 100 South Dakota borrowers will be eligible to receive a small portion of a nearly $1 billion settlement that a Virginia-based company has agreed to with the federal government in order to resolve allegations that it provided risky mortgage loans. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says borrowers...
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SD Reminds Mowers to Wait for Pheasants to Mature

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials are reminding people not to mow in some medians and highway ditches until July 10 to protect the pheasant population after the matter was discussed by the governor’s pheasant task force this month. The state bird is threated with habitat loss and early mowing puts young broods...
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KGFX to Hold Next Hometown Tour Broadcast in Kadoka!

KADOKA, S.D. – (DRG News) The next stop on the KGFX Hometown Tour schedule is Wednesday (6/18) as we travel to Kadoka. KGFX’s Scott Lane will broadcast from Fromm’s Hardware and Plumbing. Thanks to new owners Jessi and Brian Fromm for hosting the program. The Fromm’s took over the store in May of last...
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Oahe Days to Bring Something for Everyone!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Another weekend of Oahe Days fun is just around the corner. Oahe Days brings visitors to Pierre/Fort Pierre to enjoy a number of summer activities-mostly based in the area around Steamboat Park in Pierre. Planning for each year’s Oahe Days schedule takes almost a whole year and Oahe Days...
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Verendrye Museum Invites Visitors to Check Out Recent Changes!

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre’s Verendrye Museum has made some changes, both to its exhibits and its hours, and is inviting local residents to come see what’s new. Museum manager Joyce Larsen says volunteers had no choice in 2011 but to clear out much of the building-when floodwaters threatened the area....
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State Offering Prairie Dog Control Programs

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota ranchers and producers who want unwelcomed prairie dogs off their properties can contact state officials for help. Wildlife officials say crews can help control prairie dogs that have encroached onto private land from adjacent public land. Keith Fisk is a wildlife damage program administrator with the state’s Game,...
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Oahe Farm and Ranch Show to Include Political Forum on June 25

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Oahe Farm and Ranch Show will be held at Oahe Speedway north of Pierre next week…June 25 and 26!  Make plans to attend, and visit the show’s website for the entire schedule at www.oahefrs.com.  Plans are currently being made for an agricultural political forum and debate to take...
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Right Turn Celebrating 40 Years with Event at the Ramkota Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Right Turn will celebrate 40 years of service to central South Dakota with a Homecoming event later today.  The non-profit organization helps people to improve their lives through education and job training and was first founded as the Pierre Clerical Program in 1974.  Right Turn Executive Director Mary...
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Weiland Says No on Keystone; Rounds Supports It

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson says the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline is a “big money con” that would bring great risk and little benefit to South Dakota. Rick Weiland says the only ones who will benefit from...
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