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Maps for Chicken Coop Tour Available Online or at Produce Stand Before Saturday Tour

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) People interested in a local organization’s effort to try to eventually pass an urban chicken ordinance in Pierre will get the chance tomorrow to tour three different locations just outside of Pierre where coops are already located.  Pierre Urban Chicken Reform, also known as PUCkR, and the Brookings based...
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IHS Expands Access to Plan B for Native Women

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Native women seeking emergency contraception at Indian Health Services facilities run by the federal government now can get it without a consultation or prescription. The agency confirms that Plan B and generic versions are being provided to women 17 years and older at pharmacy windows. Native women previously had to...
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North Dakota Leads SD and Two Other States in Lawsuit Against EPA

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Nevada have sued the Environmental Protection Agency, alleging it has failed to determine the states’ compliance with a new federal clean air requirement that limits sulfur dioxide emissions. The lawsuit was filed last week in federal district court in Bismarck. Attorneys general say in...
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G F & P Says New State Park Entrance Licenses Available for 2014

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says the 2014 annual park entrance license for parks and recreation areas in the state will be available to buy starting October 1.  The 2014 entrance license is $30 and is valid from October 1 of this year through May 17...
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Holistic Management Workshop to be Held in Eagle Butte

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) A three day Holistic Resource Management Workshop is coming up within the next few weeks in Eagle Butte.  The South Dakota Grasslands Coalition, Ziebach and Tri-County Conservation Districts and Tatanka Resources Conservation and Development Service will sponsor the October 8 – 10 workshop at the Cheyenne River Motel...
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Goodwill Groundbreaking Draws Positive Comments from City Officials and Others

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The CEO of Goodwill Industries of Sioux City, Iowa says he is impressed with what the City of Pierre has to offer-as his company broke ground Wednesday for what will be its newest location in South Dakota.  John Hantla says the community was chosen for its accessibility, because it...
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Pierre Area to be Represented at Upcoming Playful City USA Leaders Summit in Maryland

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre area will be represented at a summit taking place next week in Baltimore, Maryland.  The nation’s first Playful City USA Leaders’ Summit will be held Monday and Tuesday and will bring together city, non-profit, business and national leaders from across the country to advance efforts to ensure...
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Pukwana Woman Named SD Beef Council President

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pukwana beef producer was elected president of the South Dakota Beef Industry Council during its annual meeting held over the weekend in Brookings.   Karla Pazour now leads the organization that administers the beef checkoff on cattle sold in the state.  Pazour replaces Ed Blair, who completed two one-year...
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ND Oil Boom Boosting Household Income and SD Income Dropped Slightly

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Demographers say North Dakota’s oil boom has helped boost the state’s median household income and positively impacted salaries in South Dakota. U.S. Census Bureau statistics released Thursday show North Dakota’s median household income rose to $53,585 last year, up from $52,763 in 2011. North Dakota census manager Kevin Iverson says...
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Replica of T-rex Named Sue Returns to South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A T-rex named Sue is returning to South Dakota for a three-month visit. The full-size traveling replica of the dinosaur unearthed from the Hell Creek Formation near Faith more than 20 years ago will appear at the Washington Pavilion’s Kirby Science Discovery starting Saturday. The real Sue remains at...
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