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Fort Pierre Voting on Part of Riverwalk Landing

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Fort Pierre is holding a special election regarding a proposed $16 million development on the Missouri River. Today’s vote is on the validity of a city-approved permit for a boat storage area at the proposed Riverwalk Landing project. The matter was referred by opponents who unsuccessfully also tried to...
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OST President Walks Out of Meeting With Nebraska Governor

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The president of South Dakota’s Oglala Sioux Tribe met briefly with Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman to discuss alcohol sales in Whiteclay, but walked out after less than three minutes. Tribal president Bryan Brewer said Monday that he left the meeting because he felt the governor has no intention of trying...
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USDA Says Crop Development Continuing to Catch Up

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Crop development in South Dakota is continuing to catch up thanks to warm, dry weather. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that farmers and ranchers had on average 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork. Winter wheat is 98 percent headed but turning color at 25...
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Officials to Keep Conserving Missouri River Water

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The recent rains along the upper Missouri River won’t change the plan to conserve water in the river’s reservoirs but they will help improve navigation. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday the river basin is still recovering from last year’s drought. In June, the rain that fell north...
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Panel Shortens Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Season

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has shortened next winter’s bobcat hunting and trapping season in the western part of the state by two weeks in an effort to protect the population. Because of uncertainty about how many bobcats live in South Dakota, the commission last month had...
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SD Panel Cuts Number of Antelope Hunting Licenses

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota commission has substantially cut the number of antelope hunting licenses that will be issued this year as part of an effort to help the population rebound. The Game, Fish and Parks Commission has decided to allow only 3,630 antelope to be shot in a season that will...
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SD Will Have No Sage Grouse Hunting Season

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota will have no sage grouse hunting season this year. The Game, Fish and Parks Commission has decided that no season will be held this fall because the bird’s population has fallen in recent years in South Dakota and other states. In South Dakota, sage grouse are found mainly...
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Deployment Ceremony Held for SDANG’s 152nd CSSB Saturday-Troops Flew Out of Pierre Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) About 400 people gathered Saturday at Riggs High School for a deployment ceremony for the South Dakota National Guard’s 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, based in Pierre.  The hour long ceremony was held in the school gym and featured as speakers-Governor Dennis Daugaard, Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill, Major General...
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Weekend Brought Public Opening for New Paws Animal Shelter

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The past weekend brought the first time that the new animal shelter for Paws Animal Rescue was open to the public.  Paws volunteers broke ground for the new shelter in northeast Pierre near Walmart last fall and the building is mostly complete.  Paws Vice President Lindy Gereats says about...
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Two Vehicle Accident Reported on Highway 1804 in Sully County Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A two vehicle accident Saturday resulted in injuries to the motorists involved.  The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says the accident was reported at the intersection of Highway 1804 and 192nd Street in Sully County.  A vehicle driven by a Colorado man, William Pate was southbound on 1804...
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