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Grants Available for SD Wildlife Projects

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Some funding is available to researchers, educators and naturalists who have an idea for a native wildlife project. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks’ Wildlife Diversity Program will take proposals for its small grants program starting Jan. 1. They’re due by Feb. 15. A total of $20,000 is available...
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SD Crime Lab Reduces DNA Test Turnaround Times

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Criminal Investigation Division says it has significantly reduced the average turnaround time for forensic testing this year. The Argus Leader division director Jon Bierne says the average wait time for DNA test results at the state crime lab dropped from 123 days in January to 33 days in...
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Fort Pierre One of 14 Communities to Receive Competitive National Award

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Fort Pierre is one of 14 communities across the country named as the recipient of a national competitive award.  Smart Growth America-a national nonprofit that advocates for better cities, towns and neighborhoods-says as a result of the award, Fort Pierre will receive a free technical...
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Ticket Sales Underway for Inaugural Balls as Part of January 10 Celebration

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tickets went on sale Monday for next month’s formal inaugural dances which will be part of a day of festivities to be held in Pierre.  Brooke Bohnenkamp of the City of Pierre says 2015 South Dakota inaugural activities include oaths of office ceremonies starting at 11:00 a.m. on January...
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