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Bill Lets Traveling Med Students Hunt as Residents

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state House committee has unanimously approved a bill to let South Dakotans completing medical or dental residencies out of state get resident hunting and fishing licenses. Supporters of the bill say it will help recruit and retain doctors because medical students often have to leave the state to complete...
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SD Panel Votes to Ease Student Drug Suspensions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has endorsed a plan to reduce the amount of time some students caught with drugs are suspended from sports and other school activities. Current law requires that students caught for the first time with drugs be suspended from school activities for one year, but the...
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Mobridge City Council February 3, 2014

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) On February 3rd the Mobridge City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting at the Mobridge City Hall. Council approved the minutes from the January 20 meeting. Police Chief Justin Jungwirth asked for and received approval for the hiring of dispatchers Melissa Miller and Stacy Wilson. ┬áHe then received authorization...
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SD Winter Wheat, Cattle and Sheep in Good Shape

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s winter wheat crop and livestock herds appear to be in good shape as the winter progresses. The federal Agriculture Department says in its monthly crop report that 60 percent of the winter wheat crop is rated good to excellent, and only 16 percent is rated poor or...
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Mobridge Area Webelos to Receive Top Rank

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) Trinity Lutheran Church Pack 65 will honor four Webelos Scouts with the highest rank in Cub Scouting at the packs annual Blue & Gold Banquet Tuesday, February 11th at the National Guard Armory. The dinner starts at 6 p.m with the ceremonies to follow. Webelos Scouts Michael Borah, Gabe...
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Native American Groups Ask DOJ for Child Welfare Probe

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Native American organizations are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the treatment of American Indian and Alaska Native children in the private adoption and public child welfare systems. Tribal leaders delivered a letter Monday to DOJ Attorney General for Civil Rights Jocelyn Samuels demanding the investigation. The request...
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Groups: Meat Labeling Rules Could Start Trade War

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Meat and livestock groups upset that Congress opted in the new farm bill not to back off from mandatory country of origin labeling requirements are worried that the issue could start a trade war with Canada and Mexico. Previous labeling rules required only the country of origin to be...
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SD Lawmakers Seek to Ease Student Drug Suspensions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are considering reducing the amount of time some students caught with drugs are kicked out of sports and other school activities. Current law requires that students caught with drugs a first time are suspended from school activities for one year, but the suspension can be cut to...
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Farm Rescue Accepting Applications for Planting

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) – A nonprofit organization that helps farm families in need is accepting planting applications from farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and eastern Montana. Farm Rescue assisted 50 farm families in 2013 and hopes to help a similar number of families as available funding and volunteer staffing allows. Farm...
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PFD to Conduct Training Tonight at Old Hughes County Jail

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department will utilize the old Hughes County Jail this evening for member training. Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says training will get underway after six this evening and will last about four hours at the empty facility along North Euclid Avenue. Paul says the structure will...
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