South Dakota Perspective to Feature Guests from SD Extension Service and NRCS

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday brings the monthly broadcast of South Dakota Perspective to KGFX and KOLY.  The April program will feature Laura Edwards, SD Extension Climate Field Specialist, who will join us from 2:05 to 2:30 p.m. —and Jerry Jasmer, who is a State Resource Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service-our...
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Meeting to be Thursday on Next Week’s Bond Election for New High School for Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, S.D. – (DRG News) There will be a public meeting at the Gettysburg High School gym tomorrow on the bond election coming up next week.  Barb Everson, Business Manager for the Gettysburg School District, says it begins at 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening.  The informational meeting will be on the proposed $6.9 million dollar...
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Animal Rabies Up in SD For Second Straight Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Health says animal rabies cases in the state were up in 2012 for the second straight year. State Epidemiologist Dr. Lon Kightlinger says the disease tends to be cyclical, with years of high case numbers followed by years with lower numbers. But 60 animal rabies...
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Woman Enters Not Guilty Pleas for Allegations Involving Theft of Money from a Pierre Church

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges which allege she stole money from a church in Pierre.  41-year-old Melanie Moen was arraigned yesterday for Grand Theft and two counts of Forgery.  In 2012, Lutheran Memorial Church reported financial irregularities to authorities.  Moen is a former church employee and...
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SD State Fair Restricts Use of Golf Carts

HURON, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials will restrict the use of golf carts on the state fairgrounds to improve safety during this year’s State Fair. State Fair manager Jerome Hertel says an average of 30,000 people a day attend the fair in Huron. He says the use of golf carts must be restricted...
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Fort Pierre Man Sentenced for Assault, Weapons and Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Fort Pierre man was sentenced to spend 25 years in prison after being found guilty by a jury of assault and weapons charges in December–and for his guilty plea to a separate charge of Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance.  33-year-old Derek Boe appeared in a Pierre courtroom...
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SD Lawmakers Approve Livestock Inspection Fees

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel has approved the state Brand Board’s decision to increase the fee for livestock inspections designed to prevent the theft of cattle, horses and mules in western South Dakota. The unanimous vote Tuesday by the Rules Review Committee allows the Brand Board to go ahead with its plan...
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Report of Hay Fire on Semi Trailer Turns Out to be Unfounded

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre firefighters were called this morning to the report that a load of hay being carried on a semi-truck was on fire.  Fire crews were notified that a truck had been spotted in east Pierre near the intersection of Garfield and Wells Avenues about 7:05 a.m. this morning and...
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Governor Names Lentsch Ag Secretary as Bones Retires

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is getting a new leader. Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones has announced that he’s retiring from his position effective April 29. The Parker native says he’s returning to his farm. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he’s appointing Lucas Lentsch of Pierre to replace Bones. Daugaard says...
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Presho Man Changes Plea for Weapons Charge in Federal Court

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News)  A Presho man has changed his plea on a federal weapons charge.  36-year-old Clint Brown appeared in federal court in Pierre Monday and entered a guilty plea to a charge of “Felon and Drug User in Possession of a Firearm”.  The firearm charge is linked to an incident last...
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