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Fool Soldiers Play to Be Performed

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) Practices are currently underway for a new play commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Fool Soldiers Rescue. The Friends of Scherr Howe, a non-profit group focused on restoring the ten Oscar Howe murals in the historic Mobridge Auditorium, is hosting the play on Sat., Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and...
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ND, SD Celebrate 124th Birthdays

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota and South Dakota are celebrating their 124th birthdays. The two states entered the Union on Nov. 2, 1889. President Benjamin Harrison signed the admission papers for the two states on that day. North Dakota became the 39th state, and South Dakota the 40th. Legend says President Harrison shuffled...
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Ag Dept Accepting Applications for Hay Bales

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for approximately 580 donated 2012 CRP mid-term management hay bales. The USDA’s Farm Service Agency is allowing producers with 2012 CRP mid-term management hay to donate the baled residue to the department rather than destroy it. Producers in counties affected by...
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Free Pits for Free Disposal of Livestock Closing

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Free sites where ranchers could dispose of livestock carcasses from the early October blizzard will likely close in the next few days. Pennington County Emergency Management says it plans to close the Livestock Loss Drop Points by Wednesday, more than three weeks after they opened. The two locations still...
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Eagle Butte Man Arrested After Standoff Charged in Federal Court with Six Firearms Related Felony Offenses

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man made his initial appearance in federal court in Pierre late this afternoon following his arrest early today.  27-year-old Jason Todd Garreau was taken into custody early this morning following an approximate nine-hour long standoff with law enforcement.  Garreau was being sought as part of an...
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Critic: Immigration Program Draws Marginal Projects

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A longtime critic of an immigration program that draws foreign investment in exchange for green card qualifications says the program tends to draw marginal business opportunities that have trouble securing regular financing. Funds from the EB-5 program helped spur the construction of Northern Beef Packers, an idled South Dakota...
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Police Chief Talks About Thursday’s Standoff in Pierre-Investigation Continues

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An investigation continues, led by federal and state authorities, following a standoff that occurred in a northern Pierre neighborhood Thursday.  Pierre Police Chief Bob Grandpre says a person who was being sought for questioning in a Wednesday chase with law enforcement, which resulted in one man being shot in...
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Casey Tibbs Center to Host Annual Tribute Dinner Saturday Night

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The annual Casey Tibbs Foundation Tribute Dinner will be held tomorrow at the Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre.  This is the 24th year for the event, which celebrates and honors the accomplishments of South Dakota cowboys, cowgirls, families and rodeo animals.  Center Director Cindy Bahe...
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State Veterinarian Says Ranchers Should Call Helpline for Assistance with Dead Stock in Waterways-Final Producer Meeting to be Tomorrow in Philip

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The sixth in a series of meetings that have been scheduled for South Dakota ranch families in western South Dakota will be held tomorrow in Philip.  The gatherings have been set up by the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association, SD Farm Bureau, SD Farmers Union, and SD Stockgrowers Association.  They...
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PACO Names Honorees for Philanthropy Day Luncheon to be November 6

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Area Charitable Organization (PACO) has named the list of those to be honored at next week’s annual Philanthropy Day luncheon.  This year’s “Outstanding Volunteer Fund Raiser” is Dr. Tad Perry, who was nominated by the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area.  One of his fundraising...
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