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ND Has Better Winter Wheat Snow Cover Than SD

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota winter wheat farmers are enjoying better snow cover protection for their crops than their counterparts in South Dakota. The Agriculture Department says protection for winter wheat in North Dakota is rated 28 percent poor, 44 percent adequate and 28 percent excellent. That compares with 84 percent poor in...
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Dangerous Wind Chills Blanket the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Dangerously cold weather has settled over the Dakotas, but it should be gone by the weekend. The National Weather Service on Thursday issued wind chill advisories and warnings throughout North Dakota and South Dakota into Friday morning. Forecasters said wind chills in some areas could drop to as low as...
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“Eagles and Bagels Walk in the Park” Coming to Oahe Downstream Saturday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This weekend brings an event called the “Eagles and Bagels Walk in the Park” to the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area near Fort Pierre.  Pat Buscher, Oahe Downstream District Supervisor says the annual event has always had great attendance.  Buscher says this is a good chance for families to...
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Oahe Days Announces Bands for 2013 Event

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Although the weather is cold now, organizers for this summer’s Oahe Days Music and Arts Festival continue to prepare for the annual celebration.  Oahe Days will be June 21-23 at Steamboat Park.  Brad Curtis and Jessica Stange lead the committee that is putting together this year’s Oahe Days.  Stange...
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A.G. Marty Jackley Presents Mortgage Fraud Settlement Checks to Local Organizations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two local recipients received funds from the Attorney General’s Office today, as part of a National Mortgage Fraud Settlement. A.G. Marty Jackley joined with other State Attorneys General last year in reaching a $25 billion federal-state agreement with the nation’s five largest mortgages service providers over nationwide mortgage practices. South...
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Mission State Senator Brings Second Social Hosting Bill to Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A South Dakota Senator has brought a second bill to the Capitol which would prohibit adults from allowing underage drinking at their residence or other locations. District 26 Senator Larry Lucas, a Mission Democrat, says the new bill would add misdemeanor penalties for those who maintain a place where...
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SD Senate Committee Rejects Plan to Record Closed Meetings

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate panel has rejected a proposal that would have required state and local boards and commissions to record closed meetings. The Local Government Committee voted 4-3 to kill the measure after opponents said it is unnecessary, could stifle debate in closed meetings and could lead to the...
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Cold Snap Brings Dangerous Cold to the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A surge of arctic air is bringing dangerously cold temperatures to the Dakotas, but the cold snap isn’t expected to last long. The National Weather Service has posted wind chill advisories and warnings throughout the two states, with wind chills in the next couple of days expected to drop to...
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Jackley to Distribute Mortgage Settlement Checks to SD Organizations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley will be distributing checks to two local organizations Wednesday as part of an estimated $7.8 million in loan relief from five U.S. banks. The loan relief money is part of a $25 billion mortgage settlement negotiated last year over nationwide foreclosure abuses. The distribution...
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Dakota Roots Website to Feature SD Communities

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota website designed to recruit out-of-state workers will be featuring various communities across the state. State Labor and Regulation Secretary Pam Roberts says that since Dakota Roots was established in 2006, more than 15,000 people have registered and 2,675 people have relocated to South Dakota and entered the...
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