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South Dakota’s Child Obesity Rate Rises

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Childhood obesity in South Dakota rose slightly during the 2011-2012 school year, with more than 15 percent of kids younger than 19 reported as obese. The South Dakota Department of Health reports that 15.9 percent of children younger than 19 are obese in South Dakota, up slightly from 15.2 percent...
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Prosecutors and Public Defenders Can Get Loan Help

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is accepting applications in a program that helps prosecutors and public defenders repay their education loans. Jackley says applications will be accepted through Dec. 31. The attorney general says the federally funded program is an incentive for prosecutors and public defenders to remain in...
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South Dakota Red Cross Official Says Donations Being Taken to Help Those Hurt by Superstorm Sandy

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) What’s now been dubbed “Superstorm Sandy” has caused an untold amount of damage in the eastern part of the United States, left millions without electricity, caused flooding, fires and other damage. Preliminary estimates are that the damage will range between $10 billion and $20 billion dollars. The Red Cross...
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SD Oil and Gas Business Roundtable Held Friday in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Friday brought the South Dakota Oil and Gas Business Roundtable to Pierre. The meeting was sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Hunter Roberts, Energy Policy Director for the GOED, says this was one of the first roundtables of its type in recent years-geared toward the oil and...
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4th Street Bike Trail in Pierre Nearing Completion

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s newest trail piece is nearing completion. There are currently over 50 miles of trails in the Pierre/Fort Pierre area—and that number is growing. The second phase of the 4th Street Multipurpose Trail should be complete in the near future. The new trail portion will link Hilger’s Gulch trails...
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Rural Areas to Feel Strain as SD Population Grays

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s state demographer says that in coming years more baby boomers will age into retirement and more young people will migrate to large urban areas. Mike McCurry tells the Argus Leader newspaper that the trends have big implications for elder care, transportation needs and rural economies. McCurry’s research...
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Official Says SD Pulse Crop Plant Could Compete

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The CEO of a planned pulse crop processing plant in South Dakota says it could compete with North Dakota’s established industry by moving into what he calls secondary processing. Mat Chaudry says that includes such processes as making gluten-free flour, instead of just cleaning and packaging dry pea, lentil and...
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Video Blasting SD ‘Corn Dog’ Candidate Goes Ciral

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota GOP campaign video depicting a Democratic House candidate as jet-setting around the globe to earn environmental degrees and hosting a “raucous” corn dog party has gone viral. And both Democrats and Republicans are hoping the Web hits keep coming. Democrat Matt Varilek says it’s goofy to...
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Department of Agriculture Seeks Drought Advice From Farmers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is asking farmers and ranchers who struggled with this year’s extreme drought conditions to send their ideas on drought disaster relief. South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Walt Bones says the Department of Agriculture wants to know how best to help producers through drought this...
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Kayla Klemann and Reg Nelson at Pasta Cookoff

Klemann and Nelson Top Winners in Fundraising Pasta Sauce Cook-Off

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Last Thursday brought the annual pasta cook off–hosted by the Community Youth Involved Center in Fort Pierre. Kayla Klemann won the Top Sauce Maker and Reg Nelson won the People’s Choice Award. Besides supper choices including pasta and various sauces, bread and dessert; there were also door prizes,...
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