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State Fair Brainstorming Ways to Keep Up Positive Attendance

HURON, S.D. (AP) – Organizers of the South Dakota State Fair in Huron are trying to keep the momentum of higher attendance going. Visitor numbers for the 2014 fair were up 15 percent over the year before. State Fair manager Peggy Besch says fair commissioners are working on lining up the rest of the...
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State Setting Aside $300,000 to Expand Its Ethanol Program

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is setting aside $300,000 to help the state’s retailers install ethanol storage tank units at gas stations. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced this week that it earmarked the funds for its Ethanol Infrastructure Incentive Program. The program was initially designed to assist retailers across South Dakota...
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NWS Says Cold to Replace Winds/Snow-But Weather Expected to Improve

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) A Blizzard Warning that was in the forecast due to strong winds and falling snow is expected to gradually give way to improving conditions as the day progresses.  Renee Wise of the National Weather Service in Aberdeen says wind speeds earlier today were quite brisk-but later today; winds will...
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SD’s New GFP Secretary Now Leading Department

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday brought the first day on the job for South Dakota’s new Game, Fish and Parks Secretary Kelly Hepler.  Hepler is a South Dakota native and returns to the state after working since 1978 in Alaska-most recently as Assistant Commissioner for Alaska Department of Fish and Game.   He replaces...
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