James Hagen

SD Tourism Secretary Reflects on Summer Travel Season and Looks Forward to 2015

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The busy summer travel season in South Dakota is complete for another year and now a new group of visitors, from hunters to off-season tourists, are making trips to the state.  The Secretary for South Dakota’s Department of Tourism James Hagen says the start of this year’s peak tourist...
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Court Scales

Former Senate Hopeful’s Lawsuit Dismissed

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from former U.S. Senate candidate Clayton Walker. Walker, who’s been indicted on election law violations, sued to have his name place on the November ballot as an independent candidate. Walker argued that South Dakota’s petition requirements were unconstitutional and that the petition filing...
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Rick Weiland

Weiland Wants New Democratic Senators to Oust Reid

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland says he’s launching a national petition drive to urge Democratic senate candidates to oust Harry Reid as the Senate majority leader. Weiland said Friday he wants senators to enlist Elizabeth Warren or another member of their caucus to challenge Reid if Democrats retain...
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Dakotas Shown on North American Map

Four Groups in Dakotas Get Rural Development Grants

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Four groups in the Dakotas, two in North Dakota and two in South Dakota, are getting grants through the federal Agriculture Department’s Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program. The program aims to help develop or expand rural businesses, especially co-ops and mutually owned businesses.   In South Dakota, the Value Added Agriculture Development Center...
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