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SDSU Works With NDSU On Grains Disease Forecasting

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota State University Small Grains Plant Pathology program is partnering with a similar program at North Dakota State University to deploy a small grains disease forecasting system for South Dakota. The system uses weather variables including rainfall, temperature and relative humidity to predict the likelihood of fungal diseases...
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SD Offering Weed Control to Combat Leafy Spurge

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture will help qualifying landowners combat a tough, noxious weed called leafy spurge. The department has offered biological control agents to address the weed. Biological control agents range from fungi and bacteria to insects and mites. These agents are not always effective and take time...
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Governor Daugaard to Take Part in WGA Meeting Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard will join other members of the Western Governors’ Association at the group’s summer meeting in Colorado. The meeting will take place Monday through Wednesday in Colorado Springs. Governor Daugaard says the state leaders will discuss the Water Resources Reform and Development Act which has been authorized...
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Mayor, City Administrator and Commissioners Hold Community Tour of Pierre Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Thursday brought a community tour of the City of Pierre for the Mayor of the Capital City; City Administrator Leon Schochenmaier and commissioners.  Mayor Laurie Gill says the tours are held to give city officials a chance to see first-hand what’s happening in the city…and ask questions. Gill said...
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Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects Coming Up in Central SD

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Department of Transportation plans chip seal and fog seal applications on several central South Dakota highways starting next week.  The chip seal and fog seal projects will take place on a ten mile section of Highway 20, from Highway 47 east to the Potter/Faulk County line; on...
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SD Commission Loosens Some Archery Restrictions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota hunting oversight commission has passed changes to archery restrictions. The Game, Fish and Parks Commission met Thursday and Friday in Yankton and took public testimony on the changes. Barbed points on arrows are now allowed, as are mechanical broad heads, which open upon impact. Archers will also...
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USDA Says SD Leads in Production of 3 Commodities in 2013

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota farmers and ranchers led the nation in the production of three commodities in 2013, up from just one the year before. The Agriculture Department says South Dakota producers once again led the U.S. in bison inventory. Oats production jumped from seventh to first, and South Dakota supplanted...
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DOT Official Talks About Traffic Pattern Changes for Garfield Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Traffic patterns on the northern portion of Pierre’s Truck Route changed earlier this week as a section of the road-also known as Garfield Avenue-is being reconstructed.  Motorists on the roadway between the intersection of Fourth Street/Airport Road and Highway 14 are now using a temporary gravel diversion road which runs...
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Nominations Being Taken for SD’s Premier Woman’s Award

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) The Spirit of Dakota Award Society is now accepting nominations for their 28th Anniversary award presentation and celebration.  The 2014 Spirit of Dakota Award winner will be chosen by a statewide selection commission and the recipient will be announced at a banquet to be held in Huron October 4. ...
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AG Holder: Pledges to Tribes Being Kept

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The nation’s top law enforcement official says the Obama administration is fulfilling federal promises to American Indian tribes. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was the keynote speaker Thursday at a tribal conference on the campus of United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck. Holder says the Justice Department and the Obama...
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