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November Winter Wheat Price Down Slightly

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Agriculture Department says that the preliminary winter wheat price is down slightly in South Dakota. The South Dakota office of the National Agriculture Statistics Service says preliminary prices received by farmers for winter wheat in November averaged $6.45 per bushel, down 28 cents from last month. The...
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Death Certificate Available in Benda Death

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The death certificate for former state economic development director Richard Benda says he shot himself by pushing the trigger with a stick. The Argus Leader obtained the document Wednesday. The certificate says Benda secured the shotgun against a tree and used a stick to press the trigger and shoot...
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Colorado Man Wanted for Parole Violations Arrested in Pierre Yesterday

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) A Colorado man wanted for parole violations was arrested in Pierre yesterday by law enforcement after officials received a tip that he was traveling to the area.   Colorado authorities informed local law agencies that 36-year-old Jonathan Woodstock of Fort Collins, Colorado might be on the way to South Dakota.  He...
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State Capitol Complex Christmas Light Recycling Program to Benefit Foster Children’s Fund

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two South Dakota departments have joined together to raise money for the Pierre Area Foster Children’s Fund-which is administered by the Department of Social Services. Now through the end of January, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is collecting old or non-working strands of Christmas lights for recycling....
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SDDOT Makes Donation to Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation held its second annual Make a Change with your Change fundraiser earlier this month and as a result; made a donation to the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area. The fundraiser was linked to the Celebrate Success event held November 19...
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Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was sentenced in federal court yesterday for pleading guilty to Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Nathan First in Trouble was given a sentence of 12 months and one day in prison; five years supervised release and a $100 special assessment. Authorities say that First...
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Christmas at the Capitol Officially Opened with Grand Lighting Ceremony Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Yesterday brought the Grand Lighting Ceremony for the 2013 Christmas at the Capitol display. The evening featured entertainment by Surprise Package, the Pierre Youth Orchestra, Capital City Children’s Chorus, soloists Kathy Cruse and Michael Pangburn and the Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School Concert Choir. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill welcomed...
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Jackley Discusses Possible Run for Re-Election

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Attorney General says he is leaning toward announcing a run for another term in the AG’s office next year.  Marty Jackley was appointed to the position in 2009 to fill a vacancy left by previous Attorney General Larry Long.  He was elected to the position for a...
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Pierre Woman Finds $800 in State’s Lost and Found

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Megan Deal is a bit more thankful this holiday. The second-grade teacher from Pierre recently logged onto the South Dakota Treasurer’s website and found out she had more than $800 coming in unclaimed property. It was from an uncashed paycheck and Internet service refund from when she was in...
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Ethanol’s Rise Can Mean Loss of Hunting Lands

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Since the government began requiring ethanol be added to gasoline, the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska have lost 2.8 million acres of land set aside in the U.S. Conservation Reserve Program. Hunters, who are big business in that part of the country, say...
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