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Consumer Choice Driving SD Study on Wine Imports

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Some South Dakota wine connoisseurs wish it was easier to import their favorite vintages. But existing state law doesn’t allow wineries to ship directly to consumers here. Lawmakers have tried to address the complaints, but those bills failed this session. South Dakota is one of nine states that doesn’t allow...
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SD Lottery Board Relaxes Promotional Policy

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Lottery’s oversight board has voted to relax the promotions policy that governs licensed lottery operators. The Lottery Commission approved the change this week on a 6-1 vote. The new policy allows lottery operators to target specific groups with their promotions. They could host a “ladies night” under...
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SD Dedicates Next Week to Soil, Water Stewardship

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans are being asked to consider soil and water conservation next week as part of a stewardship event declared by Gov. Dennis Daugaard. The theme for the week is “Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil.” It draws attention to the fungi, protozoa, earthworms, bacteria and other microorganisms in the...
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Event Tonight Part of It Just Takes One Campaign for Boys and Girls Club

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today brings an event to bring attention to the current It Just Takes One campaign-which is underway to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area. People are invited to McDonald’s this evening and a portion of the food sales from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m....
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FPDC Holding “Future Fort Pierre” Roundtable Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today brings a meeting for the Board of Directors of the Fort Pierre Development Corporation. The group is holding its annual planning retreat and later today will hold a “Future Fort Pierre” roundtable discussion. FPDC Executive Director Dave Bonde says the board will hold a bus tour of the...
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Future Cleanup Project Planned in Northwest Corner of Hilger’s Gulch

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) One area of Hilger’s Gulch is to be the focus of a concerted cleanup effort in the future, following the discovery of a large amount of items dumped in a remote spot there. The Bureau of Administration’s Mike Mueller says volunteers picked up about 200 pounds of various trash...
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Number of Deer Hunting Licenses Could be Reduced

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – The number of deer hunting licenses available in South Dakota for the upcoming season could be significantly reduced. Tony Leif is the wildlife director of the state’s Game, Fish and Parks. Leif says times are changing when it comes to deer management. KBRK-AM in Brookings reports that the state for...
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SD Tribal Relations Secretary Resigning to Take Job with U.S. Attorney’s Office

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Secretary of South Dakota’s Department of Tribal Relations is resigning from the office this summer. Governor Dennis Daugaard made the announcement yesterday-thanking Leroy “J.R.” LaPlante for his service. LaPlante has accepted a position as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Sioux Falls. He has been the Tribal Relations Secretary...
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Some SD GOP Support Prenatal Help for Pregnant Immigrants

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Some Republicans in conservative South Dakota are putting the contentious politics of immigration reform aside and backing a measure to provide prenatal care to women living in the state illegally whose children will become citizens of the United States. Gov. Dennis Daugaard, a Republican who’s up for re-election this...
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Myers, Hubbel Criticize Alleged Corruption in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two opposing South Dakota gubernatorial candidates say they want to clean alleged corruption statewide and limit the federal government’s power over the state. Former state Rep. Lora Hubbel and former University of South Dakota law professor Mike Myers called a joint news conference Wednesday. KDLT-TV reports the candidates said...
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