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Use Tax Due on Online Holiday Purchases

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Revenue reminds state residents who are using their computers to search for great holiday shopping deals that state and municipal use tax may be due on their purchases.  Business Tax Division Director Doug Schinkel says in a press release that many consumers do not...
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Mobridge –Pollock Elementary Music Concerts

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday, November 25th- Start your holiday season off right with the Mobridge-Pollock kindergarten and 1st graders singing Holiday Cheer.  Songs will be: The Sounds of Santa’s Workshop, A Turkey Followed Me Home, There’s Someone In The Chimney, Red and Green, and Don’t Be A Turkey. Thursday, December 5th, come check...
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Preparation Begins for ‘Share the Spirit’

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) Share the Spirit Thanksgiving meal will be served on Thursday November 28th at 11 A.M. at the Mobridge Moose Lodge.  Preparations are well under way for the event.  Donations and volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve the roast turkey with all the trimmings.  They are on track with...
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Congresswoman Noem to Unveil a New School Nutrition Bill Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem is expected today to unveil a new school nutrition bill during an appearance at a South Dakota school.  Noem says she has heard stories from schools and from students who report having a hard time getting used to changes made to the school lunch...
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Group Says South Dakota Lax on Key Gun Records

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A national group that fights gun violence says South Dakota is one of the worst states in terms of sharing mental health records for use in background checks. The Argus Leader reports Mayors Against Illegal Guns issued a report this month that said South Dakota has shared only one...
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Montana Ranchers Donate Cattle to South Dakota

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) – Forty-five donated Montana cattle to serve as breeding stock have been sent to South Dakota ranchers who lost thousands of cattle in a freak blizzard in October. The Great Falls Tribune reports the cattle shipped Friday. Montana ranchers Rene Browns and Alisha Burcham decided they wanted to do something...
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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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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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