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Corn Crop Harvest Estimates Downgraded Slightly

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has slightly lowered its estimate of the corn crop, reflecting late planting in the Corn Belt caused by a wet spring. Farmers are now expected to harvest 13.95 billion bushels, 55 million fewer bushels than predicted in June. That still beats the 2009 record...
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Dilges to Speak at Today’s Meeting of Hughes-Stanley County Republicans

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The monthly meeting of the Hughes-Stanley County Republicans will be today at Jake’s Restaurant.  Tad Perry, Stanley County Republican Chairman says the speaker at today’s meeting will be Jason Dilges, Commissioner of the Bureau of Finance and Management.  Dilges will discuss the state’s budget during the gathering.   The meeting...
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South Dakotans Being Asked to Give Input on Medicare and Social Security

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) AARP South Dakota continues with a series of meetings it is holding this summer as it invites people to weigh in on the future of Medicare and Social Security.  The organization has planned stops in a total of 11 locations to focus on challenges to Medicare and Social Security...
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Beer Distributor Stopping Whiteclay Deliveries

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) – A Scottsbluff, Nebraska beer distributor is limiting deliveries to stores in Whiteclay out of concern about the safety of drivers. KNEB radio reports Jeff Scheinost, who owns High Plains Budweiser, has decided to stop delivering to Whiteclay, a tiny town that borders South Dakota and the officially dry Pine Ridge...
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Authorities Searching for Federal Fugitive Who Escaped with Three Others from Tribal Jail in Lower Brule

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Authorities are on the lookout for a man that is wanted for violating conditions of his supervised release.  21-year-old Troy Young Fairbanks was among four prisoners who escaped from the Lower Brule Correctional Facility on Tuesday night.  He was being held by the Lower Brule Tribe on allegations of...
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No Jackpot Winner in July 10, 2013 Drawing

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Wednesday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 30-31-45-55-59 Powerball: 27 Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $80 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $94 million for Saturday. Tickets that...
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Governor Daugaard Appoints SD Panel to Boost Employment of Disabled People

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed a task force to study ways of increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The state Human Services Department will lead the task force, which will include business representatives, state officials and people with disabilities. Daugaard says everyone should have a chance to...
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Pierre Man Pleads Guilty to Third Degree Burglary for Break-In at Hop Scotch Night Club

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man entered into a plea agreement and pleaded guilty Tuesday to the burglary of a Fort Pierre bar.  36-year-old Cody Cruse appeared in a Fort Pierre courtroom yesterday.   Authorities arrested Cruse in April after they were told that the Hop Scotch Night Club had been entered...
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City and Challengers React to Results of Tuesday’s Special Election in Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Voters in Tuesday’s Fort Pierre special election gave their approval to ordinance changes made by the Fort Pierre City Council that impact a proposed riverside development.  396 voters said they agreed that the amendments to the ordinances that were made in May by the council should be approved...
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Official Says State Park Revenue Up from Last Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Parks and Recreation Director Doug Hofer says total state park revenue through the end of June was up nearly 5 percent from the same period a year ago. Hofer says the number of park entrance licenses sold has dropped slightly from a year ago, probably because of the...
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