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Get Ready! Oahe Farm and Ranch Show Coming June 25 & 26

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) June will bring the return of a farm show to Oahe Speedway north of Pierre, but the show will have a new name and is being organized by a local business and local citizens.  Last year’s show was called the South Dakota AgXchange and was run by an organization...
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Sioux Tribes Forming Coalition to Act as One Nation

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Representatives of four Sioux tribes met in South Dakota late last week to lay the groundwork for working as one nation on issues they deem important. The Oglala Sioux Tribe hosted officials from the Standing Rock Sioux, Rosebud Sioux and Crow Creek Sioux in Rapid City for three days...
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South Dakota Ranks 12th in Personal Income

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota ranks 12th in the nation for personal income. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis says that South Dakota’s personal income from 2000 to 2011 grew by 82.5 percent. This is greater than the national growth rate of 51. 4 percent. Since 2000, South Dakota’s per capita personal income...
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Fishing Preview a Mixed Bag on Missouri River

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State officials say that fishing on Lake Sakakawea should be as good as ever this season, but the Missouri River and Lake Oahe will be iffy at best. Dave Fryda of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department says Lake Sakakawea is in great shape for walleyes, smallmouth bass and...
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Travel Difficult in Parts of Dakotas After Snow

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Some schools in northeastern South Dakota are starting classes late after snow and ice over the weekend. The American News reports that bad roads led to a number of vehicles in the ditch in the region and at least two rollover accidents. No serious injuries were reported. National Weather Service...
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ND’s Heitkamp to Speak at McGovern Day Dinner

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — North Dakota U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp will speak at this year’s McGovern Day Dinner in Sioux Falls. The event is an annual celebration of the late senator and a fundraiser for the South Dakota Democratic Party. McGovern, who died in October at age 90, spoke at the dinner last...
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Administrators Group Opposes Arming Teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The executive director of a group opposing a new law in South Dakota that allows teachers and school personnel to be armed says the measure fails to address key issues. Rob Monson is the executive director of School Administrators of South Dakota. He says the so-called school sentinels bill fails...
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South Dakota Lawmakers Increase Their Own Budget

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers have increased their own budget to provide extra money for travel, staff and other expenses. As part of the state budget passed Friday, the lawmakers added $500,000 to the Legislature’s existing $4.8 million annual budget. The extra money will be used to pay for legislators’ travel to...
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SD Lawmakers OK Budget After Priority Dispute

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has passed a $4.1 billion state budget after lawmakers wrangled over whether to give more money to schools and medical facilities that treat low-income people. The House voted 48-7 late Friday night to accept a budget approved earlier in the day by the Legislature’s Joint Appropriations...
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SD Highway Patrol Dog Retires After 11 Years

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol is retiring its explosive-sniffing Belgian sheepdog. Jet started his career with the Highway Patrol in 2003 as a police service dog trained to detect odors of different compounds that could be used to construct explosive devices. Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. Craig Price says Jet has...
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