News

ATF Alcohol Tobacco Firearms Logo

ATF and Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Miller Firearms Theft

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation have joined to set up a reward for information that results in the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from the Midwest Supply Store in Miller.  About 24 long...
Keep Reading »
Ring Necked Pheasant

G F & P Says It Could Take a Few Months to Determine if Recent Storm Caused Wildlife Deaths

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Game officials in South Dakota say there have likely been some wildlife losses as a result of the early fall blizzard in western South Dakota-but the extent of that loss is not yet known.  Chad Switzer, Terrestrial Wildlife Administrator in the Game, Fish and Parks’ Wildlife Division says pheasant...
Keep Reading »
Bank Building

SD Bankers Urge End to Credit Union Tax Breaks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Bankers Association wants Congress to eliminate tax exemptions for credit unions and the Farm Credit System. The Bankers Association says those tax exemptions have outlived their initial purpose and deprive local, state and national governments of tax revenue. Bankers Association President Curt Everson tells the Argus...
Keep Reading »
Cows

Montana Man Starts ‘Heifers for SD’ to Help Ranchers

MILES CITY, Mont. (AP) – A Montana rancher says more than 130 heifers have been donated to South Dakota ranchers who lost cattle in this month’s devastating blizzard and need to replenish their herds. Ty Linger, of Miles City, Mont., set up the “Heifers for S. Dakota” Facebook page in an effort to get...
Keep Reading »
United Blood Services Find the Hero in You Logo

UBS Holding Blood Drives in Area and Especially Asking for Type O-Negative Blood Donors

UNDATED – (DRG News) United Blood Services is holding two blood drives this week in Fort Pierre and Pierre-with a focus on attracting those with type O-negative blood.  Abbie Titze, spokesperson for United Blood Services says O-negative blood can be used for those with other blood types and she says the demand for O-negative...
Keep Reading »
Doctor with Patient

Docs Frustrated with Move to Electronic Records

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Doctors aren’t pushing for a return to paper but say they’re frustrated with the transition to electronic health records. South Dakota State Medical Association president Dr. Daniel Heinemann says the busy work required of them now adds about an hour to their day. He tells the Argus Leader that...
Keep Reading »
Apples and Chalkboard

SD Teacher of the Year to be Announced Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota teacher of the year will be announced Thursday at a state education conference. The teacher of the year will be selected from five finalists who have already been chosen to represent different areas of the state because of their outstanding work. This year’s finalists are Mindy Foltz...
Keep Reading »
SD Department of Agriculture

South Dakota’s Ag Secretary Talks About Recovery Efforts for Livestock Producers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Agriculture Secretary says state officials continue working to help producers impacted by the early October blizzard in western South Dakota.  Lucas Lentsch says no one anticipated a storm of this magnitude so early in the season. Lentsch says more than a week after the storm, there are...
Keep Reading »
Governor Dennis Daugaard

SD Governor Schedules Summit on Pheasant Habitat

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s governor is inviting people who are impacted by pheasant hunting in the state to talk about its future. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he’ll host a Pheasant Habitat Summit on Dec. 6 in Huron to discuss bird habitat and hunting. The summit will provide a forum for landowners, sportsmen,...
Keep Reading »
Flames and Do Not EnterTape

Five People Hurt in Winner Explosion out of Hospital

WINNER, S.D. (AP) – Five people injured in a July 19 house explosion in Winner are out of the hospital and improving. Family member April Al-Salihi, who’s also a police officer, says investigators narrowed the cause to a gas valve on a propane line that once fed an upstairs heater. The Daily Republic reports...
Keep Reading »