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2014 Governor’s Conference on Tourism Coming to Pierre Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The 2014 Governor’s Conference on Tourism will be held next week in Pierre. The theme of this year’s conference is “Think Big, Bold & Beyond”. James Hagen, Secretary of the Department of Tourism says the gathering will give South Dakotans in the visitor industry a chance to attend expert-led...
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SDGFP Putting More Resources in Urban Fishing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s state wildlife agency is focusing more on urban and community fishing areas, so they’re well stocked, healthy and attracting anglers. The Game, Fish and Parks Department says with more people moving from rural areas to cities, hunting and fishing revenue is going down. Those license fees totaled...
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Mobridge Chamber Bonus Bucks Must Be Spent or Exchanged by Feb. 28

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) On January 1, staff at the Mobridge Area Chamber of Commerce stopped handing out Bonus Bucks expiring on December 31 of last year and made the switch to December 31, 2014. All Bonus Bucks with expiration dates of December 31, 2013 or earlier must be either spent at a...
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Congress Cuts Funding for Horse Slaughter

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Congress has again cut funding for inspections at horse slaughterhouses, the latest blow to efforts to resume horse slaughter in the U.S. Congress on Thursday passed a $1.1 trillion budget bill that prohibits the Department of Agriculture from spending money for inspectors at equine facilities. The last domestic horse slaughterhouses...
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2014 Mobridge Ice Fishing Tournament Results

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) January 11th was the 2014 Mobridge Ice Fishing Tournament. The tournament is an event by the Mobridge Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Ice Fishing Tournament Committee.  The official results are: 1 79 David Smith, New England, ND   -   Corbin Smith, Mandan, ND 2 438 Marlin Berens, Glenham, SD...
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Dakotas in Store for Another Alberta Clipper

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Another Alberta clipper is bearing down on the Dakotas, but forecasters say it won’t be nearly as strong as the one that swept through Thursday. The storm that blew in from western Canada with winds gusting as strong as 76 mph snarled traffic, shut down schools, and damaged everything from...
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Submissions Being Accepted for SD Film Festival

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Film Festival is accepting submissions for the eighth installment of the annual event held in Aberdeen. The festival planned for Sept. 25-28 screens films in three categories: narrative, documentary and animation. The categories include both short and feature-length films. The South Dakota Film Festival has hosted Hollywood...
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SD Lawmakers Consider Insurance Regulation Bills

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel is looking at proposals to improve the regulation of insurance companies. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has said the proposals were drafted after reports that an insurance company had seriously hurt people. He says current laws do not give the state Division of Insurance adequate authority to...
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Three Appear in Court for Rosebud Double Homicide

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two brothers and a woman are in jail on charges they killed two men near St. Francis on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. Twenty-three-year-old BillyRay McCloskey and 20-year-old Riley McCloskey pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree murder. They’re accused of killing 76-year-old Benjamin Clifford and 33-year-old Calvin Kills In...
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Slower Growth Likely in Rural Areas of 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Economic growth will likely slow in rural parts of 10 Midwest and Western states in the months ahead. A monthly survey of rural bankers released Thursday shows the region’s overall economic index falling to 50.8 in January from December’s 56.1. The index ranges from 0 to 100, and any score...
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