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SD US Senate Hopefuls Debate EB-5, Leadership

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The candidates fighting to replace outgoing U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson have met for their penultimate debate before the Nov. 4 elections. Republican Mike Rounds, Democrat Rick Weiland and independents Gordon Howie and Larry Pressler on Thursday took part in a debate in Vermillion. The topics debated included the controversial EB-5...
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Fed Government Protects Two Endangered Butterflies

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials in the Dakotas say they fear that giving federal protection to two butterflies found in parts of the Upper Midwest will hamper agriculture. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday named the Dakota skipper as threatened and the Poweshiek skipperling as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The...
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Supporters: Amendment Q Would Jumpstart Deadwood

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans are being asked almost 25 years to the day after gambling became legal in Deadwood whether to approve a new batch of games supporters say would help revitalize the historic old west town. Voters will choose on election day whether to allow Deadwood casinos to offer roulette, keno...
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Area FFA Members to Join Other South Dakota Members at National FFA Convention

BROOKINGS, S.D. – (DRG News) The 87th National FFA Convention starts next week in Kentucky-and a number of FFA members will represent South Dakota in various ways during the gathering.  This year’s theme is “Go All Out” and over 60,000 people are expected to attend the annual event.   Some area FFA members taking part...
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