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Six Meetings Today through Wednesday on WOTUS and Livestock Risk Management Tools

UNDATED – (DRG News) Three South Dakota agricultural organizations are inviting livestock producers to attend one of six area meetings taking place today through Wednesday. The meetings will focus on livestock risk management tools and the proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule that will impact private property rights. Two meetings will be held...
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Sentencing for Braiden McCahren Set for December 16

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Sentencing for Braiden McCahren has now been set.  The 18-year-old was found guilty last month by a Tripp County jury of Second Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault.  The murder charge is linked to the December 2012 shooting death of 16-year-old Dalton Williams at McCahren’s home.  McCahren also pointed a...
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South Dakota State Park Licenses on Sale

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The new South Dakota annual state park entrance licenses are now for sale. The 2015 sticker features a photo of Bear Butte State Park and will be good through May 22, 2016. The 2014 sticker that includes a photo of an orange tent is valid through May 18. Licenses can...
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SD Supreme Court to Hear Case from Pierre Area & Others Starting Monday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court will begin its October court term at the University of Sioux Falls Monday. The court is scheduled to hear oral arguments through Wednesday. The court is slated to hear three cases each day. Among the cases that will be presented before the court is...
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Freeze Could End Growing Season for Immature Crops

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A freeze could stop the growing season in the upper Midwest as far south as Nebraska and Iowa, leaving farmers in a difficult situation because much of the region’s corn and soybean fields are not quite ready for harvest. The area of most concern includes Minnesota, North Dakota, South...
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Wheat, Corn Stocks Up in Dakotas; Soybeans Down

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Wheat and corn stocks are up in the Dakotas, while soybean stocks are down over the year. The Agriculture Department says wheat stored on farms and at grain elevators on Sept. 1 was up 43 percent in North Dakota and up 40 percent in South Dakota. Corn stocks were up...
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Resilience, Aid Keep Ranchers Afloat After Storm

PHILIP, S.D. (AP) – Many ranchers in western South Dakota are doing better than expected a year after a freak autumn blizzard killed at least 43,000 cattle, but they say it’ll be several years before they’re fully recovered. Philip rancher and implement dealer Mark Buchholz says he lost more than 30 percent of his...
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Pierre and Fort Pierre FD’s Kick Off Fire Prevention Week with Weekend Activities

UNDATED – (DRG News) This weekend brings kickoff events for next week’s notation of Fire Prevention Week.  The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week-October 5-11 is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month”.  Both the Pierre and Fort Pierre Fire Departments are holding events this weekend and plan school visits in...
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Co-ops Burying Power Lines to Protect from Storms

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Officials say five electric cooperatives are using state and federal disaster funds to bury hundreds of miles of power lines to protect against widespread outages from storms. The cooperatives are burying more than 530 miles of line damaged in a powerful storm that struck 14 western South Dakota counties...
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6th Circuit DUI Court Held Graduation & Celebration Wednesday in Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The 6th Circuit DUI Court held an event Wednesday to note the graduation of two individuals who have completed the program.  The local DUI court started operation in September of 2009.  Two people graduated on Wednesday, which brings the number of participants who have successfully gone through the...
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