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G F & P Says New State Park Entrance Licenses Available for 2014

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says the 2014 annual park entrance license for parks and recreation areas in the state will be available to buy starting October 1.  The 2014 entrance license is $30 and is valid from October 1 of this year through May 17...
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Holistic Management Workshop to be Held in Eagle Butte

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) A three day Holistic Resource Management Workshop is coming up within the next few weeks in Eagle Butte.  The South Dakota Grasslands Coalition, Ziebach and Tri-County Conservation Districts and Tatanka Resources Conservation and Development Service will sponsor the October 8 – 10 workshop at the Cheyenne River Motel...
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Goodwill Groundbreaking Draws Positive Comments from City Officials and Others

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The CEO of Goodwill Industries of Sioux City, Iowa says he is impressed with what the City of Pierre has to offer-as his company broke ground Wednesday for what will be its newest location in South Dakota.  John Hantla says the community was chosen for its accessibility, because it...
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Pierre Area to be Represented at Upcoming Playful City USA Leaders Summit in Maryland

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre area will be represented at a summit taking place next week in Baltimore, Maryland.  The nation’s first Playful City USA Leaders’ Summit will be held Monday and Tuesday and will bring together city, non-profit, business and national leaders from across the country to advance efforts to ensure...
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Pukwana Woman Named SD Beef Council President

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pukwana beef producer was elected president of the South Dakota Beef Industry Council during its annual meeting held over the weekend in Brookings.   Karla Pazour now leads the organization that administers the beef checkoff on cattle sold in the state.  Pazour replaces Ed Blair, who completed two one-year...
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ND Oil Boom Boosting Household Income and SD Income Dropped Slightly

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Demographers say North Dakota’s oil boom has helped boost the state’s median household income and positively impacted salaries in South Dakota. U.S. Census Bureau statistics released Thursday show North Dakota’s median household income rose to $53,585 last year, up from $52,763 in 2011. North Dakota census manager Kevin Iverson says...
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Replica of T-rex Named Sue Returns to South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A T-rex named Sue is returning to South Dakota for a three-month visit. The full-size traveling replica of the dinosaur unearthed from the Hell Creek Formation near Faith more than 20 years ago will appear at the Washington Pavilion’s Kirby Science Discovery starting Saturday. The real Sue remains at...
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Libertarian Candidate Entering Senate Race in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Libertarian candidate who some say was a big factor in a 2002 U.S. Senate race in South Dakota could be a factor again next year. The Argus Leader newspaper says Kurt Evans will seek the Senate seat held by Democrat Tim Johnson, who isn’t seeking re-election after three...
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Groundbreaking Held For New Goodwill Store This Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A groundbreaking ceremony was held this morning to officially mark the start of construction for the state’s newest location of Goodwill.  Pierre’s new Goodwill Store and Connection Center will be located at 1902 Eastgate Avenue just north of Beck Motor Company and along North Garfield Avenue.  Present at this...
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AAA South Dakota Says State’s Average Gas Price Has Dropped Within the Past Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A travel organization says Tuesday’s national average price for regular gasoline was at $3.51 per gallon, which is a nickel lower than the price one week ago and 35 cents cheaper than one year ago.  AAA South Dakota says in a press release that the average price of self-serve...
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