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Wednesday’s Liberty Ball Game to Benefit Kids Voting South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tomorrow brings the annual Kids Voting Liberty Ball Game to Pierre-an event which benefits Kids Voting South Dakota. Kids Voting South Dakota offers civic education lessons for K-12 school districts in South Dakota. Students learn about democracy through classroom lessons and community and family involvement. Kids Voting first came to South...
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More Than 25 Vehicles Ticketed and Towed for Violating Snow Route Declaration in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre lifted an Emergency Snow Route declaration earlier today; after issuing the designation late yesterday afternoon so crews could work to clear snow from the city’s main thoroughfares. Residents were to have all vehicles off snow routes by midnight so that plowing could take place overnight....
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SD Panel Moves to Further Regulate Amusement Rides

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The President of the Thunder Road attractions is behind a bill to further regulate amusement rides in South Dakota. Organization president and Republican Sen. Al Novstrup of Aberdeen co-sponsored the measure. The South Dakota Commerce Committee voted 6-1 to pass it Tuesday. It already has been approved by the House...
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SD Lawmakers Endorse Waterfowl License Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has endorsed a plan aimed at ending years of wrangling on nonresident waterfowl hunting licenses. The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted to return more control to the state commission that regulates hunting and fishing. By an 8-1 vote, the committee approved a measure...
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Regents Name New Academic Affairs Vice President

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Regents has named a new system vice president for academic affairs. The board on Tuesday announced Paul Turman will lead the system’s academic programs and planning efforts. Turman will succeed Sam Gingerich, who will retire later this year. Turman joined the regents’ staff in 2006....
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Regulator: Banks in Iowa, Nebraska, S.D., Healthy

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The regulator of nationally chartered banks says community national banks and federal savings associations in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota have recovered from the effects of the financial crisis and economic downturn. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency says in a statement released Tuesday the vast majority...
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SD Ranchers Encouraged to Apply for Donated Hay

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Agriculture officials are encouraging ranchers in counties devastated by an early October blizzard to apply for donated hay bales. All producers in disaster-declared areas are eligible to apply. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture will select the producers who will receive the hay based on the number of applications received,...
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SD Panel Advances Bill to Protect Teacher Data

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate Education Committee has passed a bill to protect the confidentiality of teacher and school staff data. The bill would amend the state’s public records law. It’s already passed the House with strong support. The state Department of Education requested the legislation. Education Secretary Melody Schopp says...
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USDA Spending $3M to Feed Honeybees in Midwest

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture hopes to help honeybees by giving $3 million to farmers and ranchers in the Upper Midwest to improve pastures. The department planned to announce its new program Tuesday morning. It gave details in advance to The Associated Press. Commercial honeybees pollinate about $15 billion worth of...
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Snow Route Declaration Lifted in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) (From the City of Pierre) The City of Pierre has lifted a Snow Route Declaration put in place yesterday. Citizens may resume parking on designated Snow Routes.  The city declared an “Emergency Snow Routes – Snow Alert” yesterday and started removing snow from snow routes after midnight. Residents were...
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