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Weather, Politics Dominate South Dakota 2014 News

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Rains and tornadoes were among the major events of 2014 in South Dakota, but it was a political storm that largely dominated the news. The state’s handling of the EB-5 investment-for-green-card program prompted several investigations but failed to impact any political contests. In one of them, former Gov. Mike...
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Grants Available to Help Fund Outdoor Educational Experiences

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Grant proposals will be accepted soon through a fund set up to honor a family well known to the outdoor community. Applications for grants through the Tony and Dar Dean Outdoor Education Fund will be accepted from January 1 through March 15 through the South Dakota Parks and Wildlife...
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USDA Conducting Survey to Gauge Farmland Ownership and Farm Economics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is starting a survey of farmland owners to check financial impacts and challenges of land ownership. NASS says landowners will receive forms for the “Tenure, Ownership and Transition of Agricultural Land” (TOTAL) survey by the end of December. Jay...
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Police Investigate Report of Accidental Rifle Discharge

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Police investigated an incident on Christmas Day involving the accidental discharge of a rifle at a Pierre home. Police Captain Elton Blemaster says about 4:25 p.m. Thursday, officials were told of an accidental rifle discharge in the 500 block of North Monroe. When Pierre Police officers arrived at the...
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