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Irrigation Permits Soar in South Dakota in 2013

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – The number of irrigation permits issued in South Dakota last year soared as farmers worked to recover from a devastating drought the year before. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources issued 354 irrigation permits in 2013, more than doubling the 2012 total of 174. In 2011, only 62...
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South Dakota Lawmakers Examine Domestic Abuse Laws

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are looking at a proposal that would expand South Dakota’s domestic abuse laws to cover dating couples who don’t live together. The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing Tuesday on a package of bills recommended by a legislative study committee that met last summer. Current law...
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Democrat Robinson Launches US House Campaign

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Democratic congressional candidate Corinna Robinson has launched her campaign to challenge Republican U.S. Rep Kristi Noem. The Rapid City native spent 25 years in the Army and says her military experience prepared her to stand up to special interests or even members of her own party. Online: Robinson:
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Tourism Committee of Mobridge Area Chamber of Commerce Donates

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) The Tourism Committee of the Mobridge Area Chamber has offered to donate $4,200 in proceeds from the ice fishing tournament to the Mobridge Outdoor Pool Committee. “The funds are from a Vexilar suit auction we held during the tournament,” explained Tourism Committee Member Jesse Konold, “anglers bid on the...
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Director Says Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center’s Museum Should Reopen Soon

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A month-long closure of the museum at the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center should end soon. A portion of the facility was closed last month after water damage was sustained at the building on Christmas Eve. Fire crews responded to the building early that day where an...
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Pierre Leaders Starting Search for New Police Chief; New Fire Chief to Start Job February 3

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The search is getting underway for a new Police Chief for the city of Pierre, following the announcement earlier this month that Chief Bob Grandpre intends to retire from the job soon. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says Grandpre has led the department for about five years and his retirement...
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Oahe Downstream Recreation Area to Hold “Eagles and Bagels” Event Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Visitors at the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area near Fort Pierre will get a chance to learn about the park’s winter residents-eagles; and enjoy a snack…all as part of the 12th annual “Eagles and Bagels” Walk in the Park on Saturday.  The program begins that morning at 9:00 a.m. at...
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One Vehicle Accident Reported in Pierre Neighborhood Saturday Night

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A one vehicle crash that occurred Saturday night resulted in injuries to the juvenile male driving the SUV and a passenger.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the accident was reported on Saturday night about 11:30 p.m. in the 800 block of West Third Street.  Law enforcement and other...
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ND Women Plan Event for Blizzard-Stricken SD Women

UNION CENTER, S.D. (AP) – A group of women in western North Dakota is organizing an event for ranch women in western South Dakota dealing with devastation from an early October blizzard. The Bowman-based group called Rural Women in America will hold the event Saturday, Feb. 15, at the community center in Union Center....
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Interstate 29

I-29 Reopens Between Sioux Falls, Canada Border

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Travel remains treacherous in eastern South Dakota and some schools are starting late after a weekend blizzard that tore through the region. Officials early Monday reopened Interstate 29 from Sioux Falls to the Canadian border, but many roads in eastern South Dakota remained in poor driving condition and no...
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