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New Member Named to Board Overseeing Sanford Lab

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed a new member to a board that owns and operates the Sanford Underground Research Facility at the old Homestake Mine in Lead. Ron Wheeler of Deadwood has been named to the Board of Directors of the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority. Wheeler recently stepped...
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Third Meeting on Pierre’s Elementary School Proposals to be Held August 1

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School District will hold its third and final public meeting soon to discuss an elementary school planning study.  The meeting date was announced at last week’s Pierre School Board meeting.  Meetings have already been held June 13 and July 9 and the final meeting in the series...
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Former Pierre Resident Chosen to Host Wild Kingdom Webisodes Starting in the Fall

UNDATED – (DRG News) A former Pierre resident was named yesterday as the new “Wild Guide” for upcoming Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom webisodes.  Stephanie Arne was named yesterday as the new host after being chosen from three finalists for the position.  Arne joins the ranks of those who have hosted the show over...
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Health Officials Stress West Nile Virus Prevention

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Health reminds state residents that the mosquito population is on the rise; as is the number of the pests that are positive for the West Nile virus.  The Culex tarsalis mosquito is the primary carrier of West Nile virus in South Dakota.  Lon Kightlinger,...
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BLM to Hold Meeting in Pierre Next Week on Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. – (DRG News) A meeting will be held in Pierre next week as the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management discusses its revised Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement.  The current draft plan updates the 1986 South Dakota Resource Management Plan.  The new revised management plan and...
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Team Roping Event in Eagle Butte This Friday

Eagle Butte, S.D. (KOLY)- Coming up this Friday, July 19th is a team roping event in Eagle Butte. It takes place at the Eagle Butte Fairgrounds. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m. MDT. There is $500.00 in added money. Pick 1 draw 2 or draw all 3 for...
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USDA Says South Dakota Crops Boosted by Rainy, Warm Weather

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Timely rains and above-normal temperatures have boosted crop development in South Dakota over the past week. The Agriculture Department says in its latest crop and weather report that parts of the west still are in need of moisture. Statewide, topsoil moisture supplies are rated 77 percent adequate to surplus,...
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Sioux Falls Physician Will Run for US Senate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Sioux Falls physician is joining the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Annette Bosworth says she decided to run for the nomination after visiting people in 23 counties in South Dakota during the past month and a half. The 41-year-old Bosworth joins former South Dakota Gov....
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SD Payday Lender Targeted by Another Lawsuit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A payday lender being sued by the federal government for trying to use the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s sovereign status as a shield to conduct illegal financial dealings now also faces a federal civil class-action lawsuit. Pierre lawyer Wade Fischer filed the lawsuit last week. The Argus Leader newspaper...
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Groups Promote NDSU Official/Former South Dakotan For Surgeon General

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Two Native American groups are promoting the director of North Dakota State University’s master of public health program to become the next U.S. surgeon general. The National Indian Health Board and the National Congress of American Indians included Donald Warne as one of four nominees for the post. The list...
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