SD Holds Symposium for Beginning Farmers, Ranchers

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Agriculture Department and South Dakota State University are holding a symposium on challenges faced by beginning farmers and ranchers. State Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones says the average age of a South Dakota farmer is 57. He says that’s due to the continually rising costs of land, equipment...
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School Board Gives First Reading to GMMS eReader Policy

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board gave first reading yesterday to a new e-reader policy for Georgia Morse Middle School.  Principal Troy Wiebe told the board Monday that there have been only a few requests in recent years by students to use the e-Reader devices like Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes and...
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SD Lawmakers Endorse University Funding Plan

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has endorsed a plan aimed at giving state universities and technical schools their fair share of any increases in state revenue. The proposal, which will be submitted to the full Legislature in January, does not require the governor and the Legislature to fund the...
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SD Senate Majority Picks Leaders for Next Two Years

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Republican majority in the South Dakota Senate has re-elected Sen. Russell Olson of Wentworth as its leader for the next two years. It will be Olson’s second term as Senate majority leader. The Argus Leader reports that the 28-member Republican caucus also chose Sen. Tim Rave of Baltic as...
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Veterans Day Ceremony Draws Hundreds to Riggs Theater Monday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday brought the annual Veterans Day ceremony to Riggs High School.  This year’s ceremony was designated as a Vets Day ceremony regional site by the Veterans Day National Committee.  The event was coordinated by Riggs teacher Jay Mickelson and the school’s theater was almost full-as students, citizens and...
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SD Health Care Providers Urge Medicaid Expansion

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Now that President Barack Obama’s re-election has cleared the way for his health care law, South Dakota doctors and hospitals are urging the state to expand its Medicaid program so thousands of additional low-income residents can receive coverage. Officials representing hospitals and the State Medical Association say all patients...
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Some SD Recreational Trails Receive Funding

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Just over a million dollars in Recreational Trails Program funding has been awarded by Governor Dennis Daugaard for several projects.  The projects were chosen based on input from a five-citizen Recreational Trails Program Advisory Council.  A total of nine cities were selected to receive grants for trail construction...
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Ag Horizons Conference Coming to Pierre This Month

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The 2012 Ag Horizons Conference will be held later this month in Pierre.  The focus of this year’s conference will be on “Weathering Change” in agriculture.  The Ag Horizons Conference will be November 27 and 28 and is an annual event hosted by South Dakota Wheat Inc., the...
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Other Activities Planned for Honoring Veterans

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Besides this morning’s Veterans Day ceremony, other events are planned for today to honor our Veterans.  There will be a Veterans Day Chili Supper later today at the Post 8 Legion Cabin inPierre.  The event is hosted by the American Legion Riders and will take place from 4:00...
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Veterans Day Ceremony to Start This Morning at 10:45 a.m.

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Riggs High School will be hosting a Veterans Day celebration this morning in the school’s theater-starting at 10:45 a.m.  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Day National Committee have recognized the school ceremony as a regional site for noting Veterans Day in the region...
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