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SD Governor Approves State Budget; Blocks One Part

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has approved the $4.1 billion state budget passed by the Legislature, but he vetoed a part that directs how some money will be distributed to the state’s four technical schools. The governor says he does not object to giving the money to the technical institutes,...
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SD Governor Vetoes Boost in Fertilizer Fee

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has vetoed a measure that would increase a state fee imposed for inspecting commercial fertilizer. The measure would increase the inspection fee on most fertilizer from 15 cents a ton to 30 cents a ton, with the extra money going to South Dakota State University...
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Fort Pierre Train Depot Returns March 19, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Train Depot Once Again Calls Fort Pierre “Home”

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Local residents can now easily get a first hand look at the Fort Pierre Train Depot.  The building spent about 50 years on a northwest South Dakota ranch and has been returned to its hometown.  The depot was moved by Mayberry Movers from the Mud Butte area to...
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Annual Bake and Take Day Scheduled for Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Wheat Commission’s annual “Bake and Take Day” is coming up this week end.  This year’s Bake and Take Day will be held Saturday and as part of the day, home bakers of all ages are invited to bake home-made goodies and share them with friends, neighbors...
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Farm Rescue Selected to Receive Grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – (DRG News) North Dakota based organization Farm Rescue announced this week that it is receiving a grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to be used for equipment purchases and general operations.  Farm Rescue will get a $347,690 grant from the Helmsley Trust’s Rural Healthcare Program.  Bill...
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Man Sentenced for Guilty Plea to Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man who attempted to sell methamphetamine to a local resident last fall was sentenced yesterday for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.  Jesus Ochoa-Aguirre, who is from Mexico, is also known as Felipe Cabrera.  He pleaded guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute in...
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Man Sentenced in Onida Monday for Rape and Sexual Contact Charges

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) A former Agar man was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for his guilty pleas to charges of rape and sexual contact.  45-year-old Gary Glenn Morris appeared at the Sully County Courthouse earlier this week for the sentencing hearing. In comments before the sentence was pronounced, Morris’ lawyer...
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Think and Drive-Stay Alive 2013 Presented to Students Tuesday at Riggs Theater

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Dakota Radio Group’s annual Think and Drive Stay Alive program was presented yesterday to students from eight central and western South Dakota schools at Riggs High School Theater. Our guest speakers were South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, Peter Maningas, MD of Avera St. Mary’s Hospital and Justin Iburg...
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SD Man Asks State Supreme Court for New Trial in Kidnapping, Rape Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An attorney for a South Dakota man convicted of rape and kidnapping has asked the state Supreme Court to grant his client a new trial because he was not allowed to question one of the experts who analyzed DNA evidence used against him. Gabriel Medicine Eagle Jr. was convicted in...
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SDSU Extension Wants Precipitation Report Help

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – SDSU Extension is looking for South Dakotans to join a national network of volunteer precipitation observers to track rain, hail and snow across the state. State Climatologist Dennis Todey says the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network is looking for people who enjoy measuring precipitation and are willing to...
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