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South Dakota Agriculture Department Reorganizes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Agriculture Department is reorganizing some of its resources to better meet the needs of the diverse industry in the state, from timber production in the southwest to corn in the southeast. The department is splitting up its Division of Agricultural Development into four regions, each overseen by a...
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National Native American Magazine Going Digital

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A leading news magazine for Native Americans is dropping its print version to focus on its website, and some readers worry that could mean less access to news for older tribal members and those on remote reservations. This Week From Indian Country Today will become an online newsletter starting...
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Farmers Urged by SDSU to Redistribute Leafy Spurge Beetles

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota agricultural officials are urging farmers and ranchers to collect and redistribute leafy spurge beetles in pastures so the insects can do a better job of controlling leafy spurge plants. Pete Bauman, South Dakota State University range field specialist, says beetles can reasonably be collected and moved through the...
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Jason Brown Concerts to Benefit Farm Rescue

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) – Country music singer Jason Brown is performing concerts to aid the nonprofit Farm Rescue organization. The North Dakota-based nonprofit provides planting and harvesting help free of charge to farm families in the region stricken by a major illness, injury or disaster. Since 2006, the organization has helped more than 230...
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Depp Interest in Wounded Knee Causes a Stir

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Questions have been swirling about whether Johnny Depp is really preparing to be the latest potential buyer of a portion of the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark. Depp told London’s Daily Mail newspaper last week that he’s working to buy a piece of the landmark up for sale on...
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Dedication Held Tuesday for Historical Marker Noting Site of Lindbergh Landing in 1927

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tuesday brought a ribbon cutting ceremony at a new historical marker, located north of Pierre.  The Pierre/Fort Pierre Historic Preservation Commission was instrumental in putting up a sign marking a location where Charles Lindbergh landed his famous plane “The Spirit of St. Louis” as part of a visit to...
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US Marshal: Last of Inmates Caught in Lower Brule

LOWER BRULE, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Marshal’s Service says the last of the four inmates who escaped from a jail in Lower Brule has been captured. Authorities say 21-year-old Troy Fairbanks was caught early Friday morning in Lower Brule. Fairbanks and three others broke out of the jail Tuesday night. The other three...
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Pierre School Board Bids Farewell to Long-Time Board Member, Welcomes New Member to Five Person Group

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Thursday brought a change to the Pierre School Board as Deanne Booth-who has served the district for seven years-stepped down and was replaced by new board member Paul Turman. Booth chose not to run for re-election for another term and Turman won the open spot on the board in...
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KGFX Hometown Tour Schedule Included a Stop in Eagle Butte Wednesday

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) The KGFX Hometown Tour schedule included a stop in Eagle Butte Wednesday.  We held our broadcast at the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Game, Fish and Parks Offices on the east edge of town.  Thanks to several guests that stopped in to update listeners on the busy schedule of...
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Jones County Sheriff’s Office Receives Funds for Patrol Car Cameras and Tasers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Jones County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded just over $10,800 for use in purchasing patrol car camera systems and tasers for drug investigations.  Attorney General Marty Jackley says the money was awarded out of the Drug Control Fund.  The funds will help local law officers in drug control...
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