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Blizzard-Lost Plains Cattle Will Hurt Area Economy

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Stockgrowers Association official says an early October blizzard that killed tens of thousands of cattle in western South Dakota will have a staggering economic impact. Stockgrowers Executive Director Silvia Christen told the Rapid City Council on Monday night that cattle in the area before the blizzard...
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AG Jackley Says SD Joins Other States in Opposing Health Mandate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota and 17 other states are supporting a First Amendment challenge of the new federal health care law before the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorney General Marty Jackley says the states are part of a “friend of the court” brief challenging a Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision. That ruling...
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SD Panel Recommends Broadening Domestic Abuse Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has recommended broadening the state’s domestic abuse law so it would cover dating couples who don’t live together. The Domestic Abuse Study Committee is recommending that the definition of domestic abuse be changed to specify in more detail who is entitled to protection from an...
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Mobridge City Council Meeting October 12, 2013

Mobridge, SD – KOLY - Regular meeting of the Mobridge City Council was held at city hall.  Council heard from Matt Reichert, Zoning Officer at which time building permits were approved.  Council then heard from Justsin Jungwirth, Police Chief and a pay step increase for Daysia Wiederholt was approved.  Thereafter the council heard from Steve...
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Meeting Thursday in Faulkton to Cover Game Issues

FAULKTON, S.D. – (DRG News) This Thursday brings an open house for Faulk County residents interested in offering comments on wildlife management issues in that area of South Dakota.   The Game, Fish and Parks Department is holding the meeting at Faulkton and is seeking input on this year’s hunting seasons and any other game...
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Pierre PD Investigating Convenience Store Break In

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is investigating what is the third business burglary within about a week’s time.  Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were dispatched to DJ’s Clark just before six o’clock Sunday morning for a reported break-in.  Blemaster says a cinder block was used to break out the window...
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Funds for SD Ranchers Immediate Needs Now Available

RAPID CITY, S.D. – (DRG News) The organizations coordinating the South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund are now announcing that money is available to meet the immediate needs of ranchers impacted by the blizzard that hit western South Dakota earlier this month.  To request assistance, livestock producers can call 2-1-1 or 1-877-708-4357.  Lisa Adler of...
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Paws Holds Open House at New Northeast Pierre Shelter

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Volunteers with a local animal rescue organization organized a special day Saturday as an open house was held at the new shelter location for Paws Animal Rescue in Pierre.  It was just over a year ago that ground was broken for the new building, located behind Walmart in northeast...
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Johnson, USDA Official to Take Input on Blizzard

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Sen. Tim Johnson and an official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture will hear from ranchers who lost livestock in the early fall blizzard. Johnson and Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services Michael Scuse will be at the South Dakota Stockgrowers Office in Rapid City at 2 p.m....
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SD Joins Other States in Opposing Health Mandate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota and 17 other states are supporting a First Amendment challenge of the new federal health care law before the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorney General Marty Jackley says the states are part of a “friend of the court” brief challenging a Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision. That ruling...
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