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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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MDU Advises Customers to be Wary of Utility Service Phone Scam

BISMARCK, N.D. – (DRG News) Montana Dakota Utilities is warning its customers that there is a utility scam circulating that has impacted parts of its service territory.  MDU says people have been contacted via phone by callers who state that if their utility bill is not paid immediately over the phone, utility service will...
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Report Issued by State Brand Board on Stray Livestock Numbers Following October Storm

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Brand Board met Wednesday in Pierre and received an update on the number of stray livestock recovered within about the past month.  Brand Board Executive Director Debbie Trapp says the board was told that more than 280 strays were recovered in October and in the first half...
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