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Weather Spotter Training Coming Up This Week in Pierre-In April in Mobridge and Miller

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Management will hold a class this week for all local weather spotters.  The Thursday evening meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. and will last for about two hours.  Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Manager Rob Fines says the training class will give weather watchers the knowledge and tools they...
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Tribal Police Chief Says Investigation Into Eagle Butte Home Explosion Expected to be Complete Soon

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) A woman injured in a home explosion last week in Eagle Butte remains hospitalized in Bismarck, North Dakota.  A house on Eagle Butte’s Jefferson Street was destroyed in the explosion and fire on Wednesday afternoon.  Chad Olson who is the Chief of the Cheyenne River Tribal Police Department...
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SD Lawmakers Sustain Veto on Final Day of Session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has successfully blocked a measure that would have increased a fee imposed to fund South Dakota’s inspection of commercial fertilizer. The fee increase would have financed research into fertilizer, but Daugaard vetoed it and called it an unneeded tax. An attempt to override the governor’s veto failed...
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Rapid City Hotel Drowning of Parmelee Girl Likely Accidental

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The mother of an 8-year-old girl who drowned at a Rapid City hotel says the family was on a vacation that turned tragic. Authorities on Monday identified the victim of the Saturday morning drowning as Jasann Dubray, of Parmelee. They say in a statement that the preliminary investigation indicates...
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Cattle on Feed in South Dakota Down 12 Percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals had 230,000 cattle on feed on March 1, down 12 percent from last year. The Agriculture Department says in its latest report that placements in feedlots during February totaled 45,000 head, down 4 percent. Marketings of fed cattle during...
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Walleye Research Project on Lake Oahe Includes Cash for Anglers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Catching walleyes on Lake Oahe could be profitable for anglers in the coming years. State wildlife agencies in South Dakota and North Dakota are cooperating on a project to tag at least 40,000 walleyes in the next four years as part of a project to learn more about the fish...
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Justice Applauds Signing of Rural Lawyer Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Chief Justice David Gilbertson says a new law that gives incentives to lawyers willing to work in rural areas of the state will help more residents have access to legal services. Gilbertson says the signing of House Bill 1096 into law last week makes South Dakota the first...
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SD Ag in the Classroom Will Name Teacher of Year

MILLER, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Agriculture in the Classroom organization is seeking nominations for its teacher of the year award. The award recognizes a teacher who integrates agricultural concepts into non-agricultural classes in kindergarten through 8th grade. The organization says teachers competing for the award must use agricultural information to help students...
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SD Legislature Holds Final Day of Annual Session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota legislative leaders expect a short working session when lawmakers meet for the final day of this year’s legislative session. The main item facing the Legislature on Monday is Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s veto of a measure that would increase a fee imposed to fund the state’s inspection of commercial...
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Flu Claims Another Life in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The Department of Health says another South Dakota resident has died of influenza-related causes last week. The Rapid City Journal reports that the latest death brings the total number of deaths for this flu season to 36. Two of those deaths have been pediatric patients, and 11 percent of them...
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