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Panel Approves Expansion of Dog Hunting for Mountain Lions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has voted to allow the use of hounds to hunt mountain lions on private land outside of the Black Hills. The commission on Thursday approved the measure, which was brought before them as a citizen petition. It would go into effect a...
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3rd Meeting for Missouri River Bridge Replacement Project Expected This Year

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A third public meeting on the future replacement bridge over the Missouri River between Pierre and Fort Pierre is expected to be held sometime this year. So far, two meetings have been held-one in November 2013 and a second in July of last year. The bridge now joining the...
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Survey: Economy Remains Weak in Rural Parts of 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy will remain weak in rural parts of 10 Midwestern and Western states because of low grain and oil prices. The region’s overall economic index improved slightly to 50.9 in January from December’s neutral score of 50. The index ranges from 0 to...
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USACE Holds First Water Management Conference Call for 2015

UNDATED – (DRG News) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says 2015 runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa is forecast to be slightly above normal. The Corps held the first water management conference call of the year on Tuesday to offer an update on current weather and runoff forecasts and...
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