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South Dakota Youth are Invited to SDSU Extension 4-H Horsemanship Camp 

SDSU Extension and South Dakota 4-H are excited to announce a new horse-specific camp in 2018. In partnership with Klein Ranch, youth ages 13 to 18 are invited to attend to learn more about riding, horsemanship, showmanship, leadership and environmental factors in the prairies of Isabel, South Dakota. The camp will take place June...
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Selby, Webster and Sturgis Receive USDA Rural Community Facilities Direct Loan Program Funds

USDA Rural Development South Dakota State Director Julie Gross highlighted today that more than $5.9 million in Community Facilities Direct Loan Program funds were invested to help improve infrastructure in three South Dakota rural communities. The recently passed 2018 Omnibus bill increased the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget for the program to $2.8 billion,...
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National Police Week: A Time to Thank Law Enforcement and Their Families

This is National Police Week and the South Dakota Law Enforcement Memorial Service was held this (Wed.) morning in Pierre. State Attorney General Marty Jackley hopes people make the effort to thank members of law enforcement and their families.   It doesn’t happen often in South Dakota, but deaths in the line of duty...
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Stanley County Class of 2018 Scholarships Awarded

Members of the Stanley County Class of 2018 were awarded more than $265,000 in scholarship monies at the annual Scholarship Night which was held Monday, May 7 in Fort Pierre. Eleven seniors accounted for approximately $265,000 in scholarships, including five Build Dakota scholarships worth an average of $40,000 per scholarship. The Build Dakota is...
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Mike Gibson Wins Monthly Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area Megaraffle Drawing

The winner of this month’s Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area Mega Raffle has been drawn. Club director Becky Spoehr drew three finalists earlier today (Wed.).   Again, congratulations to Mike Gibson of Pierre, the winner of the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area Mega Raffle prize for this month.
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Pierre Teen Faces Charges After Tuesday Afternoon Accident

Charges are pending against a Pierre teenager after a two vehicle crash yesterday (Tues.) afternoon in Pierre. The South Dakota Highway Patrol reports a 2017 Ford Explorer was northbound on Madison Avenue a little before 3:30pm. A Sport Trac driven by 17-year-old Caleb Huizenga was traveling east on Summit Avenue and failed to yield....
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Daugaard Part of National Task Force Seeking to Make Apprenticeships Available to More People

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard was in Washington, DC last week to participate in the President’s Apprenticeship Task Force meeting. Daugaard, speaking on the Dakota Radio Group’s SD Perspective Program Monday, said the group seeks to find ways to make apprenticeships available to more people.   Daugaard says the group, who has been meeting...
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Oedekoven Reappointed to Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection

South Dakota’s state veterinarian is one of the people reappointed by US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection. Dr. Dustin Oedekoven is among 12 members who were reappointed. Perdue also appointed five new members to the advisory committee. Perdue says the goal is...
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Daugaard Talks Apprenticeships, Grants for Grad, Tourism and More on SD Perspective

KGFX’s SD Perspective program with Gov. Dennis Daugaard airs the second Monday of each month. This month, Gov. Daugaard sat down with Dakota Radio Group news and farm director Jody Heemstra to talk about the President’s Apprenticeship Task Force meeting he attended, the Grants for Grads program, expectations for the upcoming tourism season, the...
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Pierre School District Preliminary Budget for 2018-19 Shows Small Increase from Current Year

The proposed budget for the Pierre School District for the 2018-19 school year is only slightly higher than the current year’s budget. Business manager Darla Mayer says the preliminary numbers put the school district’s budget just shy of $29 million.   Mayer says there’s a significant decrease projected in the capital outlay fund.  ...
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