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Howie Says Secure Border Before Immigration Talk

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Independent candidate for U.S. Senate Gordon Howie says the nation should not be talking about immigration reform until it secures its border. The former state lawmaker from Rapid City says there may be many secondary problems regarding immigration, but the U.S. must stop the flood of illegal immigration into...
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SD Governor Asks SBA to Help June Storm Victims

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking the Small Business Administration to provide disaster assistance to help South Dakotans recover from June storm damages caused by flooding and tornadoes. The request came after the Federal Emergency Management Agency rejected the state’s request for individual assistance programs for damage to homes and businesses....
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Teams to Begin Assessing Weather Damage on Monday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Teams of federal, state and local officials on Monday will begin preliminary assessments of damage to public infrastructure caused by tornadoes and flooding. A series of storms from June 13-20 affected 12 counties and one Native American reservation. Representatives of FEMA, the state Office of Emergency Management and local governments...
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South Dakota Spring Wheat Crop Estimate Up 13 Percent

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expecting a South Dakota spring wheat crop that’s 7 percent larger than last year.  The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says the state’s crop is forecast at 54.6 million bushels with an average yield of 43 bushels per acre, down one bushel...
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Historic Cattle Trail Marked in 2 South Dakota Cities

 SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – Posts marking the Great Western Cattle Trail have been put in the ground in the western South Dakota cities of Belle Fourche (foosh) and Spearfish. The markers were dedicated in a ceremony during the Great Western Cattle Trail Association’s recent annual meeting in Spearfish. The 1,800-mile trail was started shortly after...
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South Dakota Ends Another Budget Year with Surplus

 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says South Dakota wrapped up its third straight budget year with a surplus.  The state general fund budget on June 30 had $2.6 million more revenue than legislators predicted in March. And spending was $7.2 million less than expected. The net result was almost $10 million put...
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KGFX Brings Hometown Tour to Eagle Butte

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) KGFX brought another “Hometown Tour” program to the airwaves Wednesday, July 9…this time from Eagle Butte!  KGFX’s Scott Lane talked with a number of guests about events planned for Eagle Butte’s Hometown Days.  Thanks to our host-State Bank of Eagle Butte…and to everyone in Eagle Butte for a...
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FEMA Denies Individual Aid in Wake of SD Storms

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota residents impacted by recent flooding and a tornado will not be eligible for federal aid. The state Department of Public Safety says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the state’s request for individual assistance. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate told the state in a letter that the...
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N.Y. Man Sentenced for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man who was convicted in federal court for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced last week. 38-year-old Shawn George was ordered to spend two years in prison, five years of supervised release and must pay a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. George...
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Hoven FFA’er Chosen for New Century Farmer Program

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – (DRG News) A Hoven resident is among 49 young people chosen by the National FFA Organization to take part in the 2014 New Century Farmer program. The program helps develop young men and women committed to pursuing a career in production agriculture. Andrew Rausch will join participants from 25 other states...
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