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Chamber to Host Annual City Ag Tour Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the annual City Ag Tour next week at Dakota Lakes Research Farm east of Pierre.  Pierre Chamber Executive Director Laura Schoen Carbonneau says this year’s tour on Thursday, August 15 will give participants a chance to see the operations at Dakota...
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Pierre/Fort Pierre Historical Preservation Commission Actively Working to Highlight Local Historical Structures

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre/Fort Pierre Historical Preservation Commission continues expanding a project in which the group has placed QR or “Quick Respond” codes at different historical locations in both communities.  Gordon Koch, Chairman of the Commission says the codes-which can be read with smart phones-offer details on the history of the...
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SD Veterans Groups Worry About a Claims Backlog

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Leaders of military veterans groups in South Dakota are worried about a possible slowdown in the processing of benefit claims as backlogged cases from around the country are shifted to the state. The federal Veterans Affairs department has a nationwide backlog of more than 500,000 claims. To help reduce...
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Judge Denies Credit Request for Beef Plant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A bankruptcy judge has denied a South Dakota beef packing plant’s request to obtain secured credit and has scheduled a final hearing in two weeks. Judge Charles Nail says he’ll also wait to rule on whether Northern Beef can hire investment banking firm Lincoln International to pursue a sale...
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