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Health Officials Stress West Nile Virus Prevention

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Health reminds state residents that the mosquito population is on the rise; as is the number of the pests that are positive for the West Nile virus.  The Culex tarsalis mosquito is the primary carrier of West Nile virus in South Dakota.  Lon Kightlinger,...
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BLM to Hold Meeting in Pierre Next Week on Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. – (DRG News) A meeting will be held in Pierre next week as the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management discusses its revised Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement.  The current draft plan updates the 1986 South Dakota Resource Management Plan.  The new revised management plan and...
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Team Roping Event in Eagle Butte This Friday

Eagle Butte, S.D. (KOLY)- Coming up this Friday, July 19th is a team roping event in Eagle Butte. It takes place at the Eagle Butte Fairgrounds. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m. MDT. There is $500.00 in added money. Pick 1 draw 2 or draw all 3 for...
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USDA Says South Dakota Crops Boosted by Rainy, Warm Weather

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Timely rains and above-normal temperatures have boosted crop development in South Dakota over the past week. The Agriculture Department says in its latest crop and weather report that parts of the west still are in need of moisture. Statewide, topsoil moisture supplies are rated 77 percent adequate to surplus,...
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Sioux Falls Physician Will Run for US Senate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Sioux Falls physician is joining the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Annette Bosworth says she decided to run for the nomination after visiting people in 23 counties in South Dakota during the past month and a half. The 41-year-old Bosworth joins former South Dakota Gov....
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SD Payday Lender Targeted by Another Lawsuit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A payday lender being sued by the federal government for trying to use the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s sovereign status as a shield to conduct illegal financial dealings now also faces a federal civil class-action lawsuit. Pierre lawyer Wade Fischer filed the lawsuit last week. The Argus Leader newspaper...
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Groups Promote NDSU Official/Former South Dakotan For Surgeon General

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Two Native American groups are promoting the director of North Dakota State University’s master of public health program to become the next U.S. surgeon general. The National Indian Health Board and the National Congress of American Indians included Donald Warne as one of four nominees for the post. The list...
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SD Court System Launches Social Media Accounts

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Unified Judicial System is going social. The statewide court system has announced that is has started several social media accounts to make it easier for people to receive updates. The court system is now on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and YouTube. State Court Administrator Patricia Duggan says...
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Work Proceeding on Oahe Dam Emergency Spillway

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Work this summer is proceeding on the upstream side of the emergency spillway structure for Oahe Dam. The Capital Journal reports that the goal is to bring the channel back in step with its original design. The 2011 Missouri River flood nearly sent water over the spillway and down the...
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Deadline Coming Up Soon to Propose Day of Caring Projects

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The deadline is coming up soon for those who want to propose a work project for the Capital Area United Way’s “Day of Caring”.  This year’s “Day of Caring” will be August 17.  July 26 is the final day that organizers will take ideas for work projects that benefit...
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