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Pierre, Eagle Butte and Winner to Host Drug Take Back Programs

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) At least three central South Dakota locations have arranged sites for this spring’s National Take Back Initiative Prescription Collection effort. The Pierre, Winner and Eagle Butte Police Departments will be participating in tomorrow’s DEA “Take Back” program. From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., people in the area communities can...
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State House Stained Glass to be Taken Out Next Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Next week brings work to remove the stained glass panels from the House chamber in the State Capitol. Yesterday, crews started assembling scaffolding on the House floor so workers are able to easily access the stained glass panels. The House is the third of four locations in the Capitol...
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SDHP Says Interior Teen Killed in One Vehicle Crash Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Interior teenager died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday. Authorities indicate the accident happened on “Old NE Road”, about a mile and a half west of South Dakota Highway 240 near Interior Thursday evening. 14-year-old Kylerae Bailey Marie Todd was westbound on the road about 6:50 p.m. and lost...
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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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