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KGFX to Broadcast Eagle Butte Hometown Tour Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Wednesday brings another KGFX Hometown Tour for the 2013 season as the Dakota Cruiser travels to Eagle Butte.  We’ll broadcast from the offices of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Game, Fish and Parks Department east of Eagle Butte.  The show will feature guests that include Rob Ganje of Frank...
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Corps Says Reservoir Levels for Oahe, Garrison and Fort Peck Remain Below Normal

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – (DRG News) The Corps of Engineers says although the Missouri River basin has seen higher-than-normal runoff the past few months, drought conditions persist and mainstem reservoir levels remain below normal.    Jody Farhat, Chief of the Missouri River Water Management Division says in a press release that rainfall last month was two...
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Parks Officials Call the July 4 Holiday a Busy One Throughout the State

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Game, Fish and Parks officials say the Fourth of July holiday weekend was a busy one in South Dakota State Parks.   State Park Director Doug Hofer says in press release that campgrounds were full for the most part from Wednesday through Sunday.  Park Managers reported busy day-use areas statewide...
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Fort Pierre Voting on Part of Riverwalk Landing

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Fort Pierre is holding a special election regarding a proposed $16 million development on the Missouri River. Today’s vote is on the validity of a city-approved permit for a boat storage area at the proposed Riverwalk Landing project. The matter was referred by opponents who unsuccessfully also tried to...
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OST President Walks Out of Meeting With Nebraska Governor

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The president of South Dakota’s Oglala Sioux Tribe met briefly with Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman to discuss alcohol sales in Whiteclay, but walked out after less than three minutes. Tribal president Bryan Brewer said Monday that he left the meeting because he felt the governor has no intention of trying...
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USDA Says Crop Development Continuing to Catch Up

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Crop development in South Dakota is continuing to catch up thanks to warm, dry weather. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that farmers and ranchers had on average 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork. Winter wheat is 98 percent headed but turning color at 25...
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Officials to Keep Conserving Missouri River Water

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The recent rains along the upper Missouri River won’t change the plan to conserve water in the river’s reservoirs but they will help improve navigation. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday the river basin is still recovering from last year’s drought. In June, the rain that fell north...
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Panel Shortens Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Season

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has shortened next winter’s bobcat hunting and trapping season in the western part of the state by two weeks in an effort to protect the population. Because of uncertainty about how many bobcats live in South Dakota, the commission last month had...
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SD Panel Cuts Number of Antelope Hunting Licenses

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota commission has substantially cut the number of antelope hunting licenses that will be issued this year as part of an effort to help the population rebound. The Game, Fish and Parks Commission has decided to allow only 3,630 antelope to be shot in a season that will...
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SD Will Have No Sage Grouse Hunting Season

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota will have no sage grouse hunting season this year. The Game, Fish and Parks Commission has decided that no season will be held this fall because the bird’s population has fallen in recent years in South Dakota and other states. In South Dakota, sage grouse are found mainly...
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