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Grant Funding To Aid Youth Conservation Education

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Grants will be awarded next year to South Dakota youth through the Tony and Dar Dean Outdoor Education Fund.  The fund was set up to honor the memory of outdoor broadcaster and writer Tony Dean, who died in 2008.  It also honors his wife Dar Dean, an outdoor enthusiast...
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A.G. Jackley Talks About Pie Day Tradition

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday brought the 16th annual Pie Day to South Dakota’s Capitol Building.  The event was started by former Attorney General Mark Barnett, who told workers at an election polling place in Wasta that they were prevented by state law from offering snacks or goodies to voters.  He later invited...
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GLSDTA Changes Name to SD Missouri River Tourism

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre-area based “Great Lakes of South Dakota Tourism Association is changing its name.  The regional tourism organization was formed in the 1960’s-in part by Governor Nils Boe-to help outdoor enthusiasts in gaining access to the Missouri River.  GLSDTA has now changed its name to South Dakota Missouri River...
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Watertown Man Remembers Laughlin of “Billy Jack”

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) – The college roommate of actor Tom Laughlin remembers him as more gentle than his on-screen character in the “Billy Jack” film. Laughlin played football at the University of South Dakota and went on to produce the movie released in 1971 after a long struggle to gain control of the low-budget,...
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