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Hoven FFA’er Chosen for New Century Farmer Program

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – (DRG News) A Hoven resident is among 49 young people chosen by the National FFA Organization to take part in the 2014 New Century Farmer program. The program helps develop young men and women committed to pursuing a career in production agriculture. Andrew Rausch will join participants from 25 other states...
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Winner Chosen for Latest Prize in Boys and Girls Club Mega Raffle

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Charlie McGuigan was chosen yesterday as the most recent winner in the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area’s Great Futures Mega Raffle. McGuigan was one of three semi-finalists chosen for $350 of Dakotamart Sporting Goods. The other two semi-finalists were Jill Schmitz and Liza Clark. McGuigan’s name...
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SD Perspective to Feature Governor Daugaard and SDSHS Officials

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Join us for South Dakota Perspective-Monday afternoon at 2:05 p.m. This monthly program features a variety of guests-talking South Dakota issues and topics. Our first guest from 2:05 to 2:30 p.m. will be Governor Dennis Daugaard. In the second half of the program, you’ll hear from Dan Brosz-Curator of...
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SDDA: State’s Free Pesticide Recycling Program Starting Soon

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Farmers, ranchers and businesses can recycle pesticide containers for free starting next week.        The South Dakota Department of Agriculture begins the collection program Monday and it will run through Sept. 10.        There are 37 locations around the state.        Details are on the state website:...
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Wall Selected to be SD’s Capital for a Day

WALL, S.D. (AP) – The western South Dakota city of Wall has been selected as South Dakota’s honorary Capital for a Day later this month. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says activities for the July 31 celebration will include a Main Street walk, business tours around town and a social hour. The governor will also hold...
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SASD Says A Fourth of SD Superintendents Are New This Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A school administrators group in South Dakota says nearly a quarter of superintendents in the state’s 151 school districts will be new to their positions this school year. Rob Monson is the executive director of the School Administrators of South Dakota. He says many of the positions will be filled...
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Centrist PAC Supporting Pressler

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A political action committee aimed at eliminating partisanship from American politics is endorsing independent candidate Larry Pressler in his bid to take back the U.S. Senate seat he held decades ago. Centrist Project Voice director Charles Wheelan says Pressler embraces centrist principles that include fiscal responsibility, environmental stewardship, social...
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SD Board Works to Reduce Geese, Support Antelope

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission is taking steps to reduce the goose population in the state, which is well over the state’s objectives. The commissioners met Tuesday in Fort Pierre to set hunting quotas for most geese seasons. They gave initial approval to a plan allowing hunters...
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Annual Missouri River/Lake Sharpe Clean Up to be Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tomorrow, volunteers will gather for the annual Missouri River/Lake Sharpe Clean Up. This will be the fifth year the clean up has been held. It is organized by the Pierre Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, South Dakota Walleyes Unlimited and other agencies and businesses. The Izaak Walton League’s...
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Rounds Discusses Race to U.S. Senate Seat

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) U.S. Senate candidate and former Governor Mike Rounds says his frustration with federal bureaucracy was one factor that pushed him back into politics. Rounds says in part, his observations of what the Pierre/Fort Pierre area went through during the 2011 flood prompted him to seek office again. He says...
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