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ND Wants More Time to Comment on Butterflies

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota officials want a 30-day extension to comment on a proposal to list two Upper Midwest butterfly species as threatened and endangered. Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, and Rep. Kevin Cramer sent a joint letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requesting the extension....
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SD Christmas Tree Going Up in Capitol November 15, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

South Dakota Capitol Lighting Ceremony is Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Capitol comes alive for Christmas this week. The lighting ceremony for nearly 100 decorated trees set up around the building is Tuesday evening. The trees were decorated by volunteers from communities, schools, churches, nonprofit organizations and state government offices. The largest of the trees in the rotunda was...
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SD Officials: More Than Half of $1M Grant Diverted

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say more than half of a $1 million state grant given to Northern Beef Packers to cover construction and equipment costs was improperly diverted to pay immigration loan monitoring fees. Attorney General Marty Jackley says $550,000 of the 2011 check issued by the Department of Tourism...
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Pierre Elks Lodge Ramps Up Support of SD Veterans with Recent Projects

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This year, the Pierre Elks Lodge No 1953 has ramped up its support of South Dakota veterans.  Each year, the Lodge sponsors a holiday stocking stuffer program and provides flags for all of the South Dakota Medal of Honor Memorials.  Most recently, the Lodge received a $1,000 Gratitude Grant...
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