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SD Board OKs Increase in Livestock Inspection Fee

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state board has approved an increase in the fee for livestock inspections designed to prevent the theft of cattle, horses and mules in western South Dakota. The Brand Board voted 4-1 Friday to raise the inspection fee from 90 cents a head to $1. Brand Board director Larry Stearns...
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Bob Sutton

Governor Appoints New Member to SD Board of Regents

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A vice president of Avera Health is the newest member of South Dakota’s Board of Regents. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed Bob Sutton, of Pierre, to the board that governs public higher education in the state. Sutton begins serving April 5. He will succeed James Hansen, of Pierre, who is...
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SD Department of Transportation

Work to Begin on US Highway 18 Near Winner

WINNER, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Department of Transportation will begin a $10.2 million dollar concrete paving project near Winner in the next week.  The work will take place on U.S. Highway 18 in the Winner area and involves removing a portion of the asphalt surface, concrete placement and shoulder work.  There will...
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Money

Fundraisers Coming to Pierre and Blunt Sunday

UNDATED – (DRG News) The weekend brings a few different fundraising events to the area.  Sunday will be the day for the 5th Annual Pierre “Polar Plunge” to raise money for Special Olympics South Dakota.  Organizers hope to top last year’s total of $9,000.  Participants can register as a Plunger, or those who choose...
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Murdo Man Charged in State Court Now Facing Federal Charge of Possession of a Stolen Firearm

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Murdo man made an initial appearance in federal court earlier this week on a criminal complaint for Possession of a Stolen Firearm.  41-year-old Shaun Sporrer was arrested March 1 in Murdo after reports that he had pointed a gun at another person.   Authorities allege that Sporrer had stolen...
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11th Annual Think and Drive Program Offered Various Messages to Area Students

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tuesday brought the Dakota Radio Group’s annual Think and Drive-Stay Alive 2013 program to Riggs High School Theater.  The presentation was offered to students from eight different schools and included a discussion of messages from synthetic drugs to distracted driving.  Attorney General Marty Jackley was the first speaker of...
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SD Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Federal Money

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A woman on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota has pleaded guilty to embezzling federal money. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Donna Peterson from 1996 to 2008 managed an apartment complex in Mission where tenants received rent subsidy payments from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development agency....
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Honey

SD Ranks Second in the Nation for Honey Production

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Honey production in South Dakota last year totaled 17 million pounds, the second-most in the nation behind North Dakota. The Agriculture Department says South Dakota production from producers with five or more colonies was up 3 percent over the year. Prices for the 2012 crop averaged $1.94 per pound,...
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No Powerball Winner? Officials Watch $320M Jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – No Powerball winner? It just means a bigger jackpot for the rest of us. Lottery officials say no ticket matched all the numbers in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, meaning the current $320 million jackpot could swell before the next drawing on Saturday. Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer says the...
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Meat

Red Meat Production Down 20 Percent From January

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – February commercial red meat production in South Dakota was down 20 percent from January. The South Dakota office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says the total of 80.3 million pounds for the month is down 1 percent from a year ago. February pork production was down in February,...
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