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SD Panel Increases Hunting, Fishing, Camping Fees

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota commission has approved plans to boost the cost of hunting and fishing licenses as well as the charges for camping at state campgrounds. The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission has voted unanimously to approve the license and fee increases. The cost of an annual fishing license...
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Special Diabetes Program for Indians Walkathon

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D – (DRG News) The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Health Department reminds everyone that November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. It is a time for all of us to realize that our own personal health and well-being is largely up to us! With that in mind, everyone is invited to participate in...
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Youth Big Buck Hunter Challenge

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) A challenge has been presented to hunters ages 14 to 18.  Northern Oahe Friends of the NRA, Jerry’s Pawn and Gun Shop and the South Dakota National guard, challenge the young hunters to get the biggest rack. The racks will be measured at Jerry’s Pawn and Gun Shop throughout the...
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FPFD Responds to Call of Gas Line Break Thursday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Fire Department was called out yesterday to assist at the scene of a gas line break.  Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the department was told that a contractor hit a gas line about 3:40 p.m. Thursday in the alley along the 200 block...
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SD Code Talkers Being Honored by Congress

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A ceremony in Washington, D.C., later this month will honor Native American code talkers for their service during World Wars I and II. South Dakota’s congressional delegation says code talkers from eight South Dakota tribes will be recognized as part of the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony Nov. 20 that...
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South Dakota Student Math, Reading Scores Steady

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials say South Dakota’s fourth grade and eighth grade scores for math and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress exam have remained steady over the years but there is room for improvement for younger readers. The tests, also known as “the nation’s report card,” are given every other...
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New Money for Cardiac Care Effort

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is about to roll out a new program to improve cardiac care around the state. Gov. Dennis Daugaard is expected to detail the effort in a news conference Friday morning. He’ll be joined by officials from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, which is providing funding. The trust just last...
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SD Gets Grant to Expand Health Care Access

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The federal government has given South Dakota $1.3 million to expand access to health care in the state. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says the funding is being made available by the Affordable Care Act. South Dakota health centers last year served almost 56,000 patients and...
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SD Macy’s Float to Feature Rock Legend Joan Jett

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will appear on the Mount Rushmore American Pride float at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. South Dakota Tourism Secretary Jim Hagen says Jett is a rock legend, especially among the generation of visitors South Dakota is looking to attract. Jett is best known for...
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Man Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Escape

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A December sentencing has been set for a man who was charged with Second Degree Escape.  19-year-old Brendan Thundershield was arrested last month in Pierre after police were called to a residence where loud music and possible underage drinking was reported.  Police said Thundershield took off running from the...
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