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Montana Groups Urge Ranchers to Donate Livestock

GALLATIN GATEWAY, Mont. (AP) – A couple of Montana groups are asking ranchers in the region to help South Dakotans hit hard by last weekend’s snowstorm by donating production cattle and sheep. Citizens for Balanced Use and the Bar Quarter Circle Ranch say they’re working with the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association on the effort....
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SD, Private Donors Pay to Reopen Mount Rushmore

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state of South Dakota and several corporate donors have worked out a deal with the National Park Service to reopen Mount Rushmore during the government shutdown. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says it will cost $15,200 a day to pay the federal government to run the landmark tourist attraction in the...
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Feds to Reopen Refuge Areas Used to Hunt Waterfowl

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Fish and Wildlife Service says it is reopening 3 million acres in wildlife refuges to allow hunting of pheasants and waterfowl. The sites, in 10 states, have been closed since Oct. 1 because of the partial government shutdown. The agency said Friday that despite limited staffing, allowing public access to...
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SD Guard Continues Support to State in Wake of Winter Storm

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota National Guard members continue working to help clear roadways, remove snow and assist electrical cooperative crews in the aftermath of the storm that crippled western South Dakota a week ago. So far, 19 separate missions have been requested of the Guard since operations began. The South Dakota...
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Man Arrested After Chase with Law Officers in Pierre This Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man was arrested by Pierre Police early this morning following a vehicle and foot chase with law enforcers.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says a patrol officer clocked a vehicle traveling north on Euclid Avenue going above the speed limit around 3:30 a.m. this morning.  The officer tried...
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Sioux Falls Businessman Seeking U.S. Senate Seat Holds Town Hall in Fort Pierre Thursday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Democratic candidate for South Dakota’s U.S. Senate seat currently held by Tim Johnson organized a town hall meeting yesterday in Fort Pierre.  Sioux Falls businessman Rick Weiland held the gathering, as part of what he calls his “Take It Back!” town hall series.  Weiland started his statewide...
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Governor Daugaard Directs Producers to Helpline

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard has had two opportunities this week to see the devastation suffered by several livestock producers as a result of the recent snowstorm in western parts of the state.  Daugaard took a driving tour to select locations on Tuesday and yesterday, joined U.S. Senator John Thune and...
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This Sunday There is a Benefit to Raise Money for McKenna Lea Eisenbeisz From Bowdle

Bowdle, S.D.- (KOLY) Coming up this Sunday, October 13th there is a benefit meal & raffle to raise money for McKenna Lea Eisenbeisz. McKenna is the daughter of Miles and Lori Eisenbeisz of Bowdle. McKenna was diagnosed with a sub-cerebellar posterior fossa arachnoid cyst on May 10, 2013. She underwent surgery on July 24,...
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NWS Says Heavy Rain Follows Blizzard in Western Dakotas

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Residents of western South Dakota and southwestern North Dakota are bracing for heavy rain and strong winds a week after a major early fall blizzard. The system moving into the region on Friday could bring a couple inches of rain and winds gusting to 65 mph. The National Weather...
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Daugaard and Thune Fly Over Area Hit by Blizzard

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard and U.S. Sen. John Thune flew over areas hard hit by a weekend snowstorm that killed thousands of animals. They did an aerial assessment of the blizzard damage and livestock losses Thursday afternoon. State officials estimate at least 10,000 to 20,000 head of livestock died, but...
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