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Grasslands Offers Use of Grouse Viewing Blinds

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Fort Pierre National Grasslands is making three grouse viewing blinds available from early April until the end of May. The blinds, which require reservations, have small square viewing windows for observing and photographing birds as they dance and boom on their displaying grounds, also known as leks. Each structure...
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Veterinarian: Virus Affecting Pigs in 25 SD Farms

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A virus that state health officials say kills one in 10 piglets has been detected on 25 farms in South Dakota. State Veterinarian Dusty Oedekoven says the farms have been affected by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, or PED. The virus does not affect humans. KELO-AM reports the virus has...
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SD Lawmakers’ Summer Studies Impact Policy, Budget

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two South Dakota legislative summer studies have resulted in new state laws and impacted the budget just passed by the Legislature. Every year the Legislature’s executive board chooses a few topics to study in the summer between sessions. One 2013 study on domestic violence resulted in six bills – five...
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Rounds Submits Signatures to Get on Ballot

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Former Gov. Mike Rounds says he has submitted more than 7,000 signatures to the South Dakota Secretary of State’s office to get on the ballot as a Republican candidate for Senate. The Secretary of State must verify 1,950 of the nominating petition signatures for Rounds to qualify for a position...
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New Fort Pierre National Grasslands District Ranger on the Job

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A new District Ranger was recently named for the Fort Pierre National Grasslands. Dan Svingen had served as the Acting District Ranger since May of last year but was recently chosen to hold the job on a permanent basis. Svingen’s last job was as Wildlife Program Manager on...
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St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Stew Feed to be Held in Pierre Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today brings the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Stew Feed to Pierre.  The events are sponsored by the Pierre-Fort Pierre Lions Club and the Irish Club of Central South Dakota.  The Irish Stew Feed starts at 4:30 p.m. today at the American Legion Cabin and the event is a...
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Harrold and Highmore Fire Crews Called to Fire in Tunnel System Under Harrold Terminal Saturday

HARROLD, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire in tunnels under Harrold Terminal Saturday left damage to a portion of the grain handling facility. Treg Cowan, Chief of the Harrold Fire Department says crews were told that smoke was coming from underground tunnels near the facility’s large grain bins about 8:00 a.m. Saturday. Cowan says a series of...
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Open House Held Sunday to Honor Fort Pierre’s Mayor

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A number of people attended an Open House yesterday in Fort Pierre to offer words of appreciation to Mayor Sam Tidball-who will retire from the Mayor’s Office in early May. Tidball was on the Fort Pierre City Council from the early 1990’s to 1998 and has served eight...
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SD Capitol Crews Resume Stained Glass Restoration

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Capitol is now void of lawmakers, and state officials have gone back to work restoring the building’s stained-glass skylights. Legislators wrapped up the bulk of their work on Friday. And the grand marble staircase in the state House is blocked off with a deck built across it....
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Snow in the Forecast for Much of South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The official start of spring is just days away, but much of South Dakota is in store for snow this week. The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning for the Black Hills in the west Monday night and Tuesday. The system is expected to spread into...
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