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South Dakota’s Ag Secretary Talks About Recovery Efforts for Livestock Producers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Agriculture Secretary says state officials continue working to help producers impacted by the early October blizzard in western South Dakota.  Lucas Lentsch says no one anticipated a storm of this magnitude so early in the season. Lentsch says more than a week after the storm, there are...
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SD Governor Schedules Summit on Pheasant Habitat

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s governor is inviting people who are impacted by pheasant hunting in the state to talk about its future. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he’ll host a Pheasant Habitat Summit on Dec. 6 in Huron to discuss bird habitat and hunting. The summit will provide a forum for landowners, sportsmen,...
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Five People Hurt in Winner Explosion out of Hospital

WINNER, S.D. (AP) – Five people injured in a July 19 house explosion in Winner are out of the hospital and improving. Family member April Al-Salihi, who’s also a police officer, says investigators narrowed the cause to a gas valve on a propane line that once fed an upstairs heater. The Daily Republic reports...
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Producers Advised to Keep Watch on Livestock that Weathered Recent Snowstorm

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG  News) Many western South Dakota ranchers continue assessing their losses and recovering from this month’s snowstorm.  State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven says at last count-about 330 cattle carcasses have been cleared from state roadways and rights of way in western South Dakota-stretching from North Dakota to Nebraska.   Producers are being...
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