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State DOT Says People Illegally Dumping Snow

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – State officials say illegally dumped excess snow is causing problems on driving surfaces, shoulders and ditches. The South Dakota Department of Transportation is reminding public and commercial snow removal operators that it is illegal to place or dump excess snow on highway rights of way. Rapid City region engineer...
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SD Involved in EPA Case Accepted by Supreme Court

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state of South Dakota is a plaintiff in a challenge of environmental regulations that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court has accepted six cases that challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. The Supreme Court will decide...
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Noem Opposes, Thune, Johnson Favor Shutdown Bill

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s two U.S. senators voted in favor of ending the 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government, but the state’s lone representative opposed the measure. Republican Rep. Kristi Noem says reopening the government and averting the possibility of a national default are good things. But she says she...
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Pierre School Board Votes to Buy Property for New School in Northeast Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre School Board members voted last night to approve the purchase of a 10.57 acre plot of land in northeast Pierre on which the district’s new elementary school will be built.  After visiting in executive session Tuesday evening, the board gave the okay to move forward with a purchase...
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Tidball Says This Will be His Last Term as Fort Pierre Mayor

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saying “he’s had a good run” and “it’s time to turn the reins over to somebody else”, Fort Pierre Mayor Sam Tidball made it official yesterday that he plans to wrap up his time in the Mayor’s office next year and doesn’t plan to run for re-election.  Tidball...
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Fort Pierre Councilmember to Run for City Mayor in 2014

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Fort Pierre City Councilmember has announced her intention to seek the Mayor’s seat for Fort Pierre next year.  Current Mayor Sam Tidball has already stated he doesn’t plan to run for re-election.  Gloria Hanson said yesterday that she decided to run to lead the city for a...
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ATF and Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Miller Firearms Theft

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation have joined to set up a reward for information that results in the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from the Midwest Supply Store in Miller.  About 24 long...
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G F & P Says It Could Take a Few Months to Determine if Recent Storm Caused Wildlife Deaths

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Game officials in South Dakota say there have likely been some wildlife losses as a result of the early fall blizzard in western South Dakota-but the extent of that loss is not yet known.  Chad Switzer, Terrestrial Wildlife Administrator in the Game, Fish and Parks’ Wildlife Division says pheasant...
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SD Bankers Urge End to Credit Union Tax Breaks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Bankers Association wants Congress to eliminate tax exemptions for credit unions and the Farm Credit System. The Bankers Association says those tax exemptions have outlived their initial purpose and deprive local, state and national governments of tax revenue. Bankers Association President Curt Everson tells the Argus...
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Montana Man Starts ‘Heifers for SD’ to Help Ranchers

MILES CITY, Mont. (AP) – A Montana rancher says more than 130 heifers have been donated to South Dakota ranchers who lost cattle in this month’s devastating blizzard and need to replenish their herds. Ty Linger, of Miles City, Mont., set up the “Heifers for S. Dakota” Facebook page in an effort to get...
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