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Deputy Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture Named

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An eastern South Dakota native has been named as South Dakota’s Deputy Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.  Ag Secretary Lucas Lentsch said yesterday that Trudy Wastweet has been appointed Deputy Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.  Wastweet graduated from Lake Preston High School and...
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Buffalo

Governor Says This Year’s Buffalo Roundup to Bring New Schedule for Attendees

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This month brings the annual Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival to western South Dakota.  The 48th annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup will come on a different day on the calendar this year—a Friday.  Traditionally, the roundup was held on the last Monday of September each year, but it...
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Cowboy Hat, Rope

Cowboy Life to be the Focus for Tonight’s Meeting of History and Heritage Book Club

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The local History and Heritage Book Club will focus on South Dakota’s western heritage at its September meeting-which will be held this evening in Fort Pierre.  The club will discuss the book “Dakota Cowboy” by Ike Blasingame during the free meeting tonight.  Michael Lewis, President of the South Dakota...
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Fruit

Crop-Damaging Fruit Pest Found in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A pest that lays its eggs in fresh fruit has been found in South Dakota for the first time. South Dakota State University entomologist Buyung Hadi tells the Capital Journal that the spotted-wing drosophila was caught in a trap in southeastern South Dakota late last month. The insect is about...
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