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USDA Says Dry Conditions, Above Normal Temps Advance Crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Dry conditions and above normal temperatures across most of the state are helping to advance crop development in South Dakota The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that farmers and ranchers had on average 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Winter wheat is jointed at 99...
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Forum to be Held on Riverwalk Landing Project Tomorrow

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A group that has organized in support of a proposed $16 million dollar riverside development in Fort Pierre will hold a public forum on the project tomorrow.  Bob Jeffries is Treasurer of Citizens for the Future of Fort Pierre.  Tomorrow’s meeting comes the day before a court hearing...
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Judge Upholds Sentencing from 1996 in Killing of Pierre Taxi Driver

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A judge upheld the prison sentence that was handed down to a teenager in 1996 for the kidnapping and murder of a man in Stanley County.  Shawn Cameron Springer was convicted of Kidnapping in October of 1996-when he was 16-years-old.   Springer and a younger teenage co-defendant, Paul Jensen,...
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Police Working to Try to Find Black Dog that Bit a Man on Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man who was bit by a dog in northwest Pierre Friday evening is hoping the owners of a black Labrador dog will come forth soon so he can avoid having to have rabies treatments.  The man was reportedly bit by the black dog Friday evening as he walked...
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Museum of SDSHS to Start New Smithsonian Sunday Program

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A new event at the Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society at Pierre’s Cultural Heritage Center will offer a special video program from one of the Smithsonian Museums each month.  Starting Sunday, July 14, the first Smithsonian Sunday program will be held and will feature a video...
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Highway Patrol Trained Young Recruits During Trooper Academy Last Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Highway Patrol’s Youth Trooper Academy was held last week in Pierre.  This was the second year the academy has been organized.  It is set up for young adults ages 16 and 17 who are entering their senior year of high school and was co-sponsored by the...
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SD Governor Urges Safe Fourth of July Driving

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is urging drivers to use caution and make safe choices as they travel for the Fourth of July holiday. Office of Highway Safety statistics show an average of 113 crashes over the holiday period the past five years, with an average of two deaths and...
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South Dakota Hog and Pig Inventory Down from 2012

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The number of hogs and pigs in South Dakota on June 1 totaled 1.18 million head, up 1 percent from the previous quarter but down 10 percent over the year. The Agriculture Department says in a new report that the breeding hog inventory of 180,000 head was up 3...
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Creighton Survey: Midwest, Plains Economy Remains Strong

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new monthly survey suggests the economy remains strong in nine Midwest and Plains states and business will continue to improve in the months ahead. The overall index for the region declined to 55.6 in June from 56.2 in May, but any score above 50 suggests growth. Creighton University economist...
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Task Force in SD Formed by Secretary of State Will Study Election Emergencies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant is forming a task force to address election options during emergencies. The move comes after a three-day snow and ice storm that hit the state in April and postponed 30 elections. Gant says the task force will evaluate the decisions made by...
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