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Warm Weather Helps South Dakota Harvest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Warm weather has helped South Dakota farmers with the harvest over the past week. The National Agricultural Statistics Service says about 88 percent of the corn and sorghum is out of the field. The sunflower harvest is an estimated 62 percent complete, well behind last year’s 100 percent and...
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Some EB-5 Investments Transferred to Beef Plant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – More than two dozen foreigners who took part in an investment-for-green-cards immigration program had their $500,000 contributions transferred to a South Dakota beef plant after initially committing their funds for other projects. Federal officials say such transfers are legal if certain conditions are met. The EB-5 program allows foreigners...
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CACS Holding No Shave Photo Contest for No Shave November and to Bring Attention to Men’s Mental Health

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Capital Area Counseling Service is holding a photo contest this month to mark the important topic of Men’s Mental Health.  CACS has started a “Facial Hair Photo Contest” as part of No Shave November and to bring attention to depression and other mental health issues in men.  Mark Swendsen,...
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Welcome Home Held Sunday for Class 11AA Football Champs!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A welcome home event was held to honor the Pierre Governor’s football team yesterday.  The team won the Class 11AA football championship on Friday.  At Sunday evening’s welcome home at the high school gym, Pierre Athletic Director Dan Whalen told the crowd that Pierre has had five state champions...
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Pierre Teacher Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre teacher received an award this morning in front of several supporters; including Riggs High School staff and students; plus officials including the Governor and South Dakota’s Education Secretary.  Shana Davis, a teacher at Riggs Academy, which is an alternate education site at Riggs, received the $25,000 Milken...
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Dakotas Projects Getting Energy Efficiency Money

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Twenty projects in the Dakotas are getting money through a federal Agriculture Department program aimed at helping farmers, ranchers and small rural businesses boost energy efficiency. The goal of the Rural Energy for America Program is to help producers and businesses reduce energy consumption and use renewable energy technology....
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SD Holding Meetings to Develop State Rail Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Transportation Department is holding a series of meetings across the state to help develop a 2014 state rail plan. The department is identifying critical issues, needs and opportunities regarding the rail system. It also is setting policies governing the state’s involvement in the rail system, and establishing...
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Janklow Portraits Unveiled and Added to Walls of State Capitol Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two more portraits were unveiled and added to other works of art depicting each of the state’s Governors on the first floor of the Capitol Friday.  The two portraits were both of former Governor Bill Janklow, who served the state as Governor for two terms from 1979 to 1987...
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SD Ranchers Relief Fund Nearing $1 Million

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A fund aimed at helping South Dakota ranchers who lost livestock in an early autumn blizzard is nearing $1 million. Organizers of the Ranchers Relief Fund began taking applications on Friday. Organizers say the funds collected will not help ranchers recover fully but the money will help with some...
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SD Lawmaker Wants Pledge of Allegiance Requirement

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A state legislator plans to introduce a bill to require all South Dakota schoolchildren to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each day they are in class. The Argus Leader reports that Rep. Hal Wick, a Republican from Sioux Falls, intends to introduce the proposal that would apply to all...
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