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USDA Spending $3M to Feed Honeybees in Midwest

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture hopes to help honeybees by giving $3 million to farmers and ranchers in the Upper Midwest to improve pastures. The department planned to announce its new program Tuesday morning. It gave details in advance to The Associated Press. Commercial honeybees pollinate about $15 billion worth of...
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Snow Route Declaration Lifted in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) (From the City of Pierre) The City of Pierre has lifted a Snow Route Declaration put in place yesterday. Citizens may resume parking on designated Snow Routes.  The city declared an “Emergency Snow Routes – Snow Alert” yesterday and started removing snow from snow routes after midnight. Residents were...
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SD House Rejects Alternative for Insuring Poor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has rejected a plan to use state money to buy insurance for the working poor. The measure failed on a vote of 24-45 after opponents said it would cost the state more than expanding the Medicaid program. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has asked federal officials to let...
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SD House Shift Funds for $41 Million Veterans Home

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has unanimously approved a bill that would use a windfall in state revenue to pay the state’s share of constructing a new state Veterans Home in Hot Springs. The measure next goes to the Senate. The $41 million project is being financed with $23.6 million in...
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SD Lawmakers Look at Waterfowl License Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state legislative panel is looking at a bill that would allow former South Dakota residents to get special waterfowl hunting licenses if they are sponsored by relatives who still live in the state. The measure would provide special hunting licenses for nonresidents who were born in South Dakota or...
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State Sportswriters High School Basketball Ratings

UNDATED (AP) –  South Dakota boys basketball poll from the South Dakota Sportswriters Association.  Includes (first place votes) record, total points and previous ranking. Class AA Record    Pts    Prv 1.  Huron  (9)                                18-1      45     1 2.  Sioux  Falls  Roosevelt                    16-3      32     2 3.  Pierre                                      17-2      26     3 4.  Rapid  City  Stevens           ...
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Mobridge Area Chamber’s Community Grants

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News)  After another successful Mobridge Ice Fishing Tournament, the Mobridge Area Chamber of Commerce’s Tourism Committee has again decided to give $5,000 in grants back to the community. “We give these grants in honor of the many volunteers that help with the tournament,” explained Committee Member Jesse Konold. Last year,...
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Pierre to Declare Snow Emergency at Midnight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) From The City of Pierre: The city will declare a Snow Emergency as of Midnight tonight.   ALL vehicles must be removed from Emergency Snow Routes by that time or face ticket and tow.   The NO PARKING on Emergency Snow Routes will remain in effect until the Emergency is lifted...
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Meeting Held Friday on Potential Lawsuit from 2011 Flood

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A lawyer from a Kansas City, Missouri-based firm spoke about an hour Friday before a group of about 80 local citizens during a meeting on a potential lawsuit linked in part to the 2011 flood. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released large amounts of water from upstream reservoirs during...
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Retirement Open House Set to Honor Chief Grandpre…Search Continues to Fill Open Police Chief Position

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An open house will be held this week to honor retiring Pierre Police Chief Bob Grandpre. The event is planned for Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Pierre City Hall. Grandpre announced his retirement in January. It is to be effective at the end of this month. Last week,...
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