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Parks Officials Call the July 4 Holiday a Busy One Throughout the State

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Game, Fish and Parks officials say the Fourth of July holiday weekend was a busy one in South Dakota State Parks.   State Park Director Doug Hofer says in press release that campgrounds were full for the most part from Wednesday through Sunday.  Park Managers reported busy day-use areas statewide...
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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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