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Study Documents Conversion of Grassland to Crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A new study documents a loss of 1.3 million acres of grassland over a five-year period in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa. The research by Christopher Wright and Michael Wimberly of the Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence at South Dakota State University says a doubling...
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Delegates Pick President, VP of SD Farmers Union

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) – Farmers from the Conde and Lake Preston areas have been elected to lead the South Dakota Farmers Union. KWAT radio reports that Doug Sombke of the Conde area was re-elected as president of the Farmers Union on Saturday during the 98th annual state convention held in Aberdeen. Wayne Soren, a...
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South Dakota Digital Archives Features Verendrye Plate/Exhibition History

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday’s date, February 16, marked 100 years since the discovery of the Verendrye Plate near Fort Pierre.  Two French-Canadian brothers, Francois and Louis Joseph Verendrye planted the marker on a hill above what is now Fort Pierre, claiming the land for France on March 30, 1743.  They were in...
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Kristin Meyers Receives CACS Award February 2013

Winner of CACS’s Mission Excellence Award Named

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local woman has been named as the 2012 winner of the Capital Area Counseling Service’s Mission Excellence Award.  Kristin Meyers was chosen by her co-workers as the award recipient.  The Service Mission Excellence Award is the highest honor given to CACS employees and acknowledges employees who best exemplify...
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Local Republicans and Democrats to Meet Tuesday

UNDATED – (DRG News) The Hughes/Stanley County Republican Party will hold its Lincoln Day Dinner tomorrow in Pierre.  The event will take place at the Ramkota River Centre Convention Center.  Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.  During the meal, there will be various presentations that will...
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President’s Day Holiday Being Noted Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today is President’s Day and several entities are closed in honor of the holiday.  There is no school today and state government employees and federal workers have the day off, among others.  Rawlins Library is closed today, but it will reopen tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.  In addition, the Hughes...
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Eisenbeisz Crowned King of Hearts at Annual Dance Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Riggs High School student was crowned as King of Hearts at Sunday night’s formal dance.  Senior Carson Eisenbeisz was one of the ten candidates to be nominated for the honor.  He is the son of Hadly Eisenbeisz and Kristin Brost.  Eisenbeisz was crowned at midnight by Tomlynn Paulsen-Jones,...
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International Crop Expo Set in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – Small grains, potatoes and soybeans are a big focus in Grand Forks this week. The International Crop Expo is Wednesday and Thursday at the Alerus Center. Agweek reports that organizers expect about 200 exhibits and about 5,000 people from the Dakotas, Montana and Canada. This year’s show will include...
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USDA to Begin 4-week General CRP Signup May 20

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture will open a four-week general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program on May 20. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement Saturday at the National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic in Minneapolis. He says the CRP was vital in later summer’s drought. He says it protected...
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South Dakota Legislature: What to Know This Week

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Senate and House committees on Health and Human Services will hold a joint hearing Wednesday on the possibility of expanding Medicaid to cover more low-income people as part of the national health care overhaul. A group of lawmakers, including leaders from both parties, recommended that the hearing be held...
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