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SD Lawmakers to Study Sex Abuse, Tribal Economics

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers have passed bills creating three task forces this year instead of relying on the legislative executive board to set up summer studies. The Legislature’s executive board typically picks topics to study over the summer after the session ends. But legislators this year established a few studies in...
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Mobridge City Council Met March 17

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) The Mobridge City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting at city hall on March 17. Council approved the minutes for the March 3rd meeting. Brad Milliken, Fire Chief/Water Superintendent, sought and received approval to take the new fire truck to Aberdeen for fire school April 3 through 6. Council...
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Barrel Drop Contest for Outdoor Pool Fund

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) There is still time to get entered into the Barrel Drop Contest being sponsored by the Mobridge Tourism Committee and the Mobridge Rotary.  The contest is open until Thursday, March 20. Go to the Mobridge Area Chamber of Commerce website and click on the article in the News and...
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Boy Scouts of America Renews Mobridge Scouting Charters

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) Permission to extend the Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting programs to Mobridge boys was recently granted by the National Council Boy Scouts of America and Sioux Council of Sioux Falls to Trinity Lutheran Church and Mobridge Rotary Club. These organizations’ together are called Chartered Partners. Chartered Partners approve local adult...
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Wintry Weather Blankets SD; Some Schools Affected

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Many schools in western South Dakota are shut down or starting classes late because of wintry weather. National Weather Service reports show that several inches of snow have fallen in the Black Hills. A winter storm warning is posted for the region into Tuesday evening, with a few more...
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Great Lakes to Stop Service to 2 ND Airports

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Great Lakes Airlines will suspend service to two more North Dakota locations by the end of the month. The Wyoming-based company says it is suspending service to the Dickinson and Williston airports. It pulled out of Devils Lake and Jamestown at the end of January. Great Lakes has said it...
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Grasslands Offers Use of Grouse Viewing Blinds

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Fort Pierre National Grasslands is making three grouse viewing blinds available from early April until the end of May. The blinds, which require reservations, have small square viewing windows for observing and photographing birds as they dance and boom on their displaying grounds, also known as leks. Each structure...
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Veterinarian: Virus Affecting Pigs in 25 SD Farms

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A virus that state health officials say kills one in 10 piglets has been detected on 25 farms in South Dakota. State Veterinarian Dusty Oedekoven says the farms have been affected by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, or PED. The virus does not affect humans. KELO-AM reports the virus has...
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SD Lawmakers’ Summer Studies Impact Policy, Budget

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two South Dakota legislative summer studies have resulted in new state laws and impacted the budget just passed by the Legislature. Every year the Legislature’s executive board chooses a few topics to study in the summer between sessions. One 2013 study on domestic violence resulted in six bills – five...
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Rounds Submits Signatures to Get on Ballot

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Former Gov. Mike Rounds says he has submitted more than 7,000 signatures to the South Dakota Secretary of State’s office to get on the ballot as a Republican candidate for Senate. The Secretary of State must verify 1,950 of the nominating petition signatures for Rounds to qualify for a position...
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