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Great Lakes Starting New Expanded Flight Schedule Starting in December

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Great Lakes Aviation released a newly expanded schedule for flights between the Pierre Regional Airport and Denver and Pierre and Minneapolis yesterday. The new flight schedule means there will be more flight options daily between Pierre and the larger hubs. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says the new schedule with...
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South Dakota Cattle on Feed Down From a Year Ago

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head had 195,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market as of Oct. 1 The Agriculture Department says the inventory is down 10,000 head over the year but up 10,000 head over the month. Placements in feedlots during September totaled...
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SD Governor Appoints New Third Judicial Circuit Judge

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed a Clear Lake attorney as the next judge in South Dakota’s Third Judicial Circuit. Deuel County State’s Attorney Greg Stoltenburg will succeed Judge David Gienapp, who is retiring at the end of the year. Stoltenburg has been a member of a Clear Lake law firm...
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NE Man Injured in Hunting Mishap in Northern SD

SELBY, S.D. (AP) – A Nebraska man is being treated at a North Dakota hospital after a hunting accident in northern South Dakota. Walworth County Chief Deputy Josh Boll tells the American News that the 70-year-old man was accidentally shot by someone in his pheasant hunting party Sunday in the Selby area. He says...
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4 Services Planned for Former AIM Activist Means

KYLE, S.D. (AP) – Russell Means’ family is planning four services to honor the former American Indian Movement activist and actor. Means, an Oglala Sioux Tribe member, died at home on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on Monday. He was 72. There will be four services because the number is significant in Lakota culture,...
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Disabled SD Veterans Can Get Property Tax Break

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Military veterans who are permanently and totally disabled because of service-related injuries have only a short time left to apply for a new South Dakota program that grants them a partial exemption on their property taxes. The state Revenue Department reports that eligible veterans or the unmarried surviving spouses of...
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Tribal President: Means Instilled Pride

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe says he wants people to remember former American Indian Movement activist Russell Means as someone who helped instill pride among Native Americans in Indian Country. Means died at his home on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Monday morning after battling cancer. He...
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SD Harvest Continues to Advance with Rain

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s row crop harvest continued to progress last week, with nearly all of corn for grain harvested The U.S. Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that 96 percent of the corn for grain has been harvested, up from 90 percent the previous week. This...
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Drought Prompts Ranchers to Sell Off Sheep

NEWELL, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota cattle ranchers are being forced to sell off sheep due to the lack of feed, and most are getting lower prices than in 2011. Saint Onge Livestock sheep yard manager Barney Barnes tells the Black Hills Pioneer ( ) that prices were way higher last year. Barnes says...
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Details Not Set for Former Senator McGovern Services

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Details are still being worked out for services that will be held later this week for former South Dakota Sen. George McGovern. McGovern, who lost a 1972 presidential bid to Richard M. Nixon, died Sunday at a Sioux Falls hospice. He was 90. A spokesman for the McGovern family, Steve...
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