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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 (http://bit.ly/Utv0Yo ) 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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UN Official Says McGovern Was Tireless Advocate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The director-general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says the world has lost a tireless advocate for the hungry with the death of George McGovern. Jose Graziano da Silva says McGovern’s work helped give millions of the world’s poorest children a proper nutritional foundation. McGovern died Sunday...
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Comedians Bob Zany and Costaki Economopoulos Appear in Pierre at Pub 34

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two comedians who regularly appear on the Bob and Tom Show made special appearances at Pierre’s Pub 34 Saturday for a pair of shows. The shows were presented by Shane’s Pharmacy and 100.1 FM The Eagle. If you were not able to attend, learn more about the comedians by...
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Holiday Tours to be Offered at the Governor’s Mansion in December

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Public tours of South Dakota’s Governor’s Mansion will be offered twice in December. First Lady Linda Daugaard announced the tours this morning. In a press release, the First Lady said the Governor’s Mansion is beautiful during the holiday season and that they would like to share that beauty with...
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Groundbreaking for New Stanley County Elementary Building is Tomorrow

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tomorrow will bring a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Stanley County Elementary School building. The site for the ceremony will be on the east side of the High School/Middle School building. Tuesday’s groundbreaking will begin at 2:00 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend. It’s expected that construction...
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Central South Dakota Volunteers to Gather December 1 to Help Feed the Hungry

PIERRE, S.D. -(DRG News) The first of December will bring an event to Pierre in which hundreds of central South Dakotans will work to feed starving children in the developing world. Pierre’s Community Bible Church and Twin Cities based Feed My Starving Children are partnering with volunteers to prepare thousands of meals on December...
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PACO’s 2012 Philanthropy Day Award Winners Announced

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The recipients of this year’s awards for 2012 Philanthropy Day were announced last week by the Pierre Area Charitable Organization. The awards will be presented next month in Pierre. The Outstanding Philanthropist award has been given to Mark and Linda Swendsen. They were nominated by St. Mary’s Foundation-and the...
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