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G F & P Says Most Wildlife Survive Blizzard; Pheasants Hit Hard

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An early fall storm that devastated cattle and sheep herds in western South Dakota spared most wildlife but did take a toll on pheasants. John Kanta with the Game, Fish and Parks Department in Rapid City says no major losses of buffalo, deer, antelope, grouse or turkeys have been...
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SD Settlement Reached in MDU Natural Gas Rate Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A proposed settlement would allow Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. to raise rates for natural gas to its customers in the Black Hills area while decreasing charges in eastern South Dakota. The state Public Utilities Commission meets Tuesday to decide whether to accept the settlement reached between its staff and Bismarck, N.D.-based...
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Oral Interp from Mobridge Competes in Pierre

MOBRIDGE, S.D  – (DRG News)  The team from the Mobridge -Pollock High School competed this past Saturday, October 26 in Pierre. Holly Hitland, the coach for the team, provided us with this information: Another Saturday at a Speech Meet has taken place, this time in Pierre at the TG Riggs School.  It was the...
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Congress Eyes Milk Prices, Politics in Farm Talks

WASHINGTON (AP) – The fight over renewing the nation’s farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk prices. Members of the House and Senate are scheduled to begin long-awaited negotiations on the five-year, roughly $500 billion...
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Two SD Electric Cooperatives Get Funding Help

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two South Dakota electric cooperatives are getting federal loan guarantees to help build distribution and transmission lines and to make other improvements. U.S. Agriculture Department officials say the Moreau-Grand Electric Cooperative, based in Timber Lake, is getting a $10 million loan guarantee to build 165 miles of distribution line and 10...
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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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South Dakota Ranchers Vow to Survive Cattle Disaster

PHILIP, S.D. (AP) – Western South Dakota ranchers have buried the tens of thousands of cattle that died in an early October blizzard. Now they are figuring out how to dig themselves out of a financial hole after many lost a quarter or more of their herds. Rancher Joe Carley of Philip lost more...
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South Dakota Lotteries Drawn Saturday October 26, 2013

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – These South Dakota lotteries were drawn Saturday: Dakota Cash 01-08-20-22-30 Estimated jackpot: $31,000 Hot Lotto 12-18-32-41-42, Hot Ball: 10 Estimated jackpot: $1.15 million Mega Millions Estimated jackpot: $75 million Powerball 04-06-34-49-56, Powerball: 29 Wild Card 03-16-17-26-30, Wild Card: KH
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Scarecrow Hollow Haunted House

MOBRIDGE, S.D  – (DRG News)  Scarecrow Hollow Haunted House in Mobridge, S.D., had their opening night on Friday, October 25th.  It is their 10th year of operation and this year’s theme is “Decade of Darkness.”  One could hear screaming and crying emitting from the house.     The following is a poem written by...
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Pheasant Hunter has a Good Day

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) It was a good day for a pheasant hunter today.  John Scheel from Crivitz, W.I. shot the bird with the number 71 red band as part of Pheasant Frenzy.  This band took him to Jerry’s Pawn and Gun Shop in Mobridge where he won an Escort Over and Under...
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