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Livestock Profitability Up in South Dakota in 2013

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota livestock producers last year rebounded from drought in 2012 in a big way. That’s the conclusion of the Farm and Ranch Business Management Program at Mitchell Technical Institute. It concluded that the average South Dakota cattle rancher made a profit of more than $36 per cow last year...
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Governor Says SD Has Put $56.2 Million Toward the State’s Bonds

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state used $56.2 million of one-time funds to make a dent in the state’s bonds. The payoff was outlined by Daugaard in his budget address and in a piece of legislation that passed in the 2014 session with nearly unanimous support. The law...
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SD Receives Funds for Breast Cancer Screening

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota effort to provide mammograms to uninsured and underinsured women has received a $31,000 grant. The funding comes from Susan G. Komen South Dakota. It goes to the state Department of Health’s breast and cervical cancer screening program called “All Women Count!” An official with the department says...
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Black Hills Could See More Heavy Spring Snow

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The Black Hills of South Dakota might be in for more heavy spring snow. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the region from Wednesday evening through midday Thursday. Forecasters say the Lead, Deadwood, Hill City, Custer and Mount Rushmore areas could get up to...
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Website Connects People Giving, Looking for Wood

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Agriculture Department has set up a website to connect South Dakotans wanting to remove trees on their property with people looking for wood. It’s called the Log Finder. The agency says a lot of wood ends up landfills. And besides homeowners, some sawmills are looking for hardwoods. The...
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Presho Man Facing Arson, Burglary for April Incident in Lyman County

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) A Presho man remains jailed without bond on charges including Arson and Burglary. Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger says 35-year-old Casey Byrd of Presho was arrested April 18. Authorities were summoned south of Presho to the report of a suspicious vehicle and while enroute, a deputy observed smoke coming...
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Vehicles Reported Missing in Pierre & Ft. Pierre Have Been Recovered

UNDATED – (DRG News) Two vehicles stolen over the weekend in Pierre have been recovered. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says a 1991 Red Chevrolet S-10 pickup stolen Sunday from the 1500 block of East Park was recovered in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Meanwhile, a 2004 Chrysler van taken Sunday from...
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Governor Daugaard Plants Tree in Governor’s Grove Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard assisted yesterday with planting a tree in the Governor’s Grove in Hilger’s Gulch. The Gulch is located just a few blocks from the Capitol in Pierre. The tree planting was originally scheduled for last week but was delayed by rain and cool weather. Daugaard said after...
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SD Perspective to Feature Lt. Governor and G F & P Parks and Recreation Official

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Join select affiliate stations of the Dakota News Network Monday for May’s South Dakota Perspective. The afternoon program features two guests. In the first half hour, we’ll have Lt. Governor Matt Michels in our studios. In the second half hour of the program, we’ll talk about the reservation system...
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Bond Set at $1,000 for Man Charged with Fleeing Law Officers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Bond was set at $1,000 cash yesterday for a man charged with fleeing law officers from Fort Pierre into Jones County. 18-year-old Scott White Feather is charged with DUI 2nd, Driving Under Suspension and Aggravated Eluding. The eluding count is a Class 6 Felony and the other two charges...
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