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More Than 1,500 Attend Indian Education Convention

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – More than 1,500 people from around the nation attended the annual National Indian Education convention and trade show in Rapid City. KNBN-TV reports that one of the association’s main goals is to promote greater freedom and educational standards in Native American classrooms. Suzanne Whitelance, a co-chair of the local...
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River Otter Habitat Studied in South-Central SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Game, Fish and Parks Department is conducting an experiment to evaluate river otter habitat in south-central South Dakota by releasing a few otters in the area. The river otter is listed by the state as a threatened species. Wildlife officials have evaluated habitat and searched for evidence of...
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SD Lottery Results from November 2, 2013

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – These South Dakota lotteries were drawn Saturday: Dakota Cash 01-03-05-18-28 Estimated jackpot: $40,000 Hot Lotto 17-30-31-33-39, Hot Ball: 4 Estimated jackpot: $1.25 million Mega Millions Estimated jackpot: $99 million Powerball 13-23-24-27-40, Powerball: 17 Estimated jackpot: $60 million Wild Card 03-07-12-20-22, Wild Card: AC Estimated jackpot: $415,000
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APNewsBreak: SD Cancels Contract with EB-5 Center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development has terminated its contract with a regional center that handles a U.S. immigration foreign investment program. Documents obtained by The Associated Press on Saturday show the state office ended its agreement with the South Dakota Regional Center in September. Construction of...
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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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