SD Livestock Industry Counting on Farm Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – As Congress negotiates a compromise over the farm bill, the most important thing for South Dakota and its beleaguered livestock industry isn’t any one provision. Rather, it’s passing any sort of bill to restore the help for farmers that expired this fall. Congress last enacted a farm bill in 2008, a...
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Jett: Parade Should be Fun, Not Political

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Rocker Joan Jett says she’s stepping off South Dakota’s float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade because political agendas are getting in the way of a fun event. Some South Dakota farmers and ranchers were unhappy with Jett on the state float because she supports People for the Ethical Treatment...
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Pierre Chamber and PEDCO Gathered Thursday for Annual Meeting

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Thursday brought an evening which included awards, a meal and a review of the year that is ending-as part of the annual celebration for the Pierre Chamber of Commerce and the Pierre Economic Development Corporation.  The event was held at the Ramkota. PEDCO handed out it’s “Vernon Award for...
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Stanley County Schools Asking for Volunteers in Preparing for Move to New Elementary Building Next Month

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Officials with the Stanley County School District are looking for volunteers to help with moving work starting sometime in mid-December.  The district is about a month away from taking possession of its new elementary building, which should be complete in December.  Superintendent Dan Martin says in preparation for...
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