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Private Pesticide Applicator Certification Classes Being Held This Month-Today in Herreid and Later in Pierre and Gettysburg

UNDATED – (DRG News) SDSU will be hosting upcoming Private Pesticide Applicator Trainings this month.  Anyone who wishes to purchase “restricted use pesticides” or who is using pesticides in the production of more than $1,000 gross sales per year of  an agricultural commodity is required to obtain a private applicators license.  Certification is free...
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Mobridge City Council Held Special Meeting

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) The Mobridge City Council held a special meeting at 12 p.m. on January 9th at city hall. After Water Superintendent Brad Milliken explained that an inspection was done on the water tower located on the north end of the city, it was found that lead paint still existed in...
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Wild Card 2 Ticket Sold in Pierre Worth $6,000

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Wild Card 2 ticket sold in Pierre is worth $6,000 in the latest drawing. South Dakota lottery officials say the ticket matched all five white ball numbers but missed the Wild Card to win the game’s second prize in the Wednesday drawing. The odds of winning it are 1...
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South Dakota Supreme Court Affirms Piper Conviction and Death Sentence

PIERRE, S.D  – (SD State News)  Today the South Dakota Supreme Court affirmed Briley Wayne Piper’s conviction and capital sentence for the murder of Allan Poage. Piper pled guilty to murdering Poage in Lawrence County and was sentenced to death.  Piper’s death sentence was later overturned and his case was returned to the trial...
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Youth Treatment Center in Chamberlain Closing

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – A treatment center for troubled youth in the city of Chamberlain is closing. The Daily Republic reports that Florida-based Youth Services International Inc. last week told the nearly 40 staff members at the Chamberlain Academy that it would be shut down. The specific date depends on how long it takes...
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Northern Lights May Expand South Next Couple Days

WASHINGTON (AP) – Residents of the Northern Plains thawing out from a bitter freeze may get rewarded with shimmering northern lights the next couple days. Federal space weather forecaster Joe Kunches said the sun shot out a strong solar flare late Tuesday, which should arrive at Earth early Thursday. It should shake up Earth’s...
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State: $1.3M Spent at SD Farmers Markets in 2013

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials say South Dakota’s farmers markets are a small but growing part of the ag economy. The Agriculture Department says sales topped $1.3 million at the 60-plus markets in the state last year. The department worked with 12 of the operations to determine gross sales, pricing of products and...
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SD Seeks Applications for After-School Grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Education Department says applications are available for grants to support after-school programs that provide students with academic activities. The 21st Century Community Learning Center grants are awarded for five years in amounts of $50,000 to $150,000 a year. The grants are funded by the federal government and...
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Dakotas in Store for a Winter Warm-Up

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Out with the Arctic, in with the Pacific. Just three days after the weather was so cold it prompted many schools in the Dakotas to call off classes, temperatures across the two states Thursday are expected to be in the teens, 20s, 30s, and even 40s. National Weather Service meteorologist...
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Ag in the Classroom Works at Spreading the Word About the Importance of the Ag Industry

MILLER, S.D. – (DRG News) The Executive Director of a program designed to provide information to students and teachers about the important role of agriculture in South Dakota says 2013 brought a busy year.  Ann Price has been overseeing South Dakota’s Agriculture in the Classroom program for the past two years.  She says last...
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