Mike Rounds September 29, 2014

Rounds Picks Committees, Has Immigration Concerns

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Republican Senator-elect Mike Rounds is expressing concerns over President Barack Obama’s expected administrative actions on immigration. Rounds on Thursday told reporters that Obama’s decision to act unilaterally will hurt his already damaged relationship with Congress. But, Rounds warned, he doesn’t expect lawmakers to use spending-bill tactics to shut down...
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21 Indian Reservations Joining Buyback Program

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – The federal government is doubling the number of American Indian communities involved in a $1.9 billion tribal lands consolidation program. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor announced Thursday that 21 Indian communities in 12 states will join the land buyback program by 2017. That brings the number of locations...
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SDBGN Recommends Unnamed Campbell Co. Creek be Called Searl Creek

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names has unanimously recommended that an unnamed creek in Campbell County be called Searl Creek. Two proposed names for the waterway had been submitted to the board, which met yesterday in Pollock. The creek is located north of Pollock and drains into Lake...
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Drought Monitor November 18, 2014

Drought Monitor Indicates Parts of Central and Eastern SD Abnormally Dry

UNDATED – (DRG News) The newest update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that abnormally dry conditions cover a good portion of eastern and parts of central South Dakota. The information released today is also showing a small area of moderate drought in extreme northeast South Dakota. South Dakota State Climatologist Dennis Todey says...
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