Governor Dennis Daugaard

SD Governor Proposing State Budget to Legislature

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is ready to propose a new state budget. The Republican governor is outlining his budget plan in a speech Tuesday afternoon to the South Dakota Legislature. In the past week, Daugaard has said he will recommend a pay raise for state employees and increases...
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Feed My Starving Children Event December 1, 2012 in Pierre

December 1 Feed My Starving Children Event Packs More than 108,000 Meals

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Organizers say that more than 100,000 meals were prepared for the hungry during an event held Saturday at a Pierre church. Community Bible Church hosted Twin Cities based Feed My Starving Children for the meal packaging activity.  Final tallies show that 531 people volunteered to help with the effort-from...
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SD Department of Agriculture

SDDA Awards Youth Grants

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) 26 grants have been awarded by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Building our South Dakota Rural Communities grant program.  The grants are given out each year to 4-H Clubs, FFA Chapters, and Family Career and Community Leaders of America Chapters.  Walt Bones, South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture...
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Dwayne Prince Honored at 2012 Ag Banquet

Prince Honored as Outstanding Farmer/Rancher at Ag Appreciation Banquet

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Stanley County producer was named the Outstanding Farmer/Rancher at Saturday’s 30th annual Ag Appreciation Banquet.  The event is hosted by the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce Agri-Interest Committee.  Dwayne Prince was honored Saturday after being nominated for the annual award.  Dwayne and his wife Dori live and...
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New Flag Provided by Cen-Kota Women November 30, 2012

Cen-Kota Republican Women Present American Flag to Local Business

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Members of a local organization donated a new American flag to a Pierre business Friday.  The Cen-Kota Republican Women provided the flag to the Governor’s Inn of Pierre as part of their Americanism Project-which raises awareness of flag protocol and promotes patriotism.  The club started the project about...
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A Weekend Fire Left Extensive Damage in a Pierre Home

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A weekend fire resulted in extensive damage to a Pierre home.  Pierre Fire Department Chief Bill Alexander says the fire was reported at 9:15 a.m. Saturday morning at 806 West 4th Street in a single family ranch style dwelling.  Alexander says four people were in the home at...
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Saturation Patrols and Other Efforts Planned for Cheyenne River Reservation Soon

  EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) Cheyenne River Agency Indian Highway Officers and other law enforcers that serve the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation will be conducting saturation patrols and they also plan other measures over the holidays.  CRST Chief of Police Burton in the Woods says the DUI checkpoints, seat belt checks and other traffic...
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Standing Rock Sioux Flag

Tribe Starts Training Program for Oilfield Workers

  BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A Native American tribe plans to start a new job training program centered on preparing tribal members for oilfield-related careers. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is starting a rock crusher job training program to give tribal members the skills needed to work in North...
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DM&E Mothballing Powder River Basin Extension

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Canadian Pacific Railway says it will “defer indefinitely” plans to extend its South Dakota-based Dakota Minnesota & Eastern Railroad network into the Powder River Basin so it can ship Wyoming coal to power plants in other states. CP said in a statement Monday that it’s mothballing the plan...
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Attorney General Marty Jackley

SD Attorney General Warns Shoppers to be Careful

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says holiday shoppers should use care to avoid common mistakes. Jackley says people should check refund and return policies for restrictions and exceptions. He says people buying gift cards should check for fees and expiration dates. The attorney general says shoppers also should...
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