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Pierre School Board to Host Lawmakers on Monday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board will host an annual discussion with local legislative delegates on Monday.  The Legislative Forum will be held before Monday’s school board meeting, as board members talk to legislators about issues and concerns that school districts are facing.  Also to be discussed will be pending...
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Local Lewis and Clark Group to Hold Meeting, Election and Meal Sunday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation’s Encounter of the Prairie Chapter will meet this Sunday for the group’s annual meeting and election.  The gathering will be held at McClellands Restaurant in Fort Pierre and will feature guest speaker Lonis Wendt-whose presentation is entitled “Sacagawea: Unknown to Famous”. ...
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SDDA and SD FSA Distribute Hay to Drought-Impacted Producers

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) About 200 tons of donated Conservation Reserve Program hay has been distributed to livestock producers whose pastures were affected by this year’s dry conditions.  The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and South Dakota Farm Service Agency have provided the hay to drought impacted producers who applied for it...
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SD US Senator Johnson Opens Possibility He Won’t Run

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota is leaving open the possibility he will not seek re-election in 2014. After former Republican Gov. Mike Rounds said last week he would challenge the Democratic incumbent, Johnson responded with a statement saying he intended to put together a winning campaign for...
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December’s South Dakota Perspective to be Broadcast on Monday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday brings South Dakota Perspective to affiliate stations of the Dakota News Network.  Join the program starting at 2:05 p.m. as we feature a visit with Governor Dennis Daugaard.  For the second half hour of the program, from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m., we’ll hear from Lee Axdahl, Director...
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Pie Day to be Held Saturday at State Capitol

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday brings the 15th annual Pie Day to the South Dakota State Capitol.  This year’s Pie Day will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The public is encouraged to stop at the Capitol and enjoy free pie, cookies, coffee and ice cream.  Area talent will provide...
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South Dakota 4-H to Require Animal DNA Tests

  MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – People who compete in 4-H livestock competitions at the South Dakota State Fair will have to submit DNA samples from their animals beginning next year. South Dakota 4-H Livestock Show Management Coordinator Rod Geppert says the rule is aimed at preventing cheating and protecting the integrity of 4-H competitions....
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SD Tribe Buys 40 Acres of Land in Black Hills

  RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The Rosebud Sioux Tribe has bought 40 acres of land in western South Dakota’s Black Hills in an auction that was made necessary when a first attempt ended in confusion and a non-sale. Pennington County auctioned off the remote land west of Deerfield Lake last month but the...
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Reaction to Governor’s Budget Follows Party Lines

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Reaction To South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s proposed $4.1 billion state budget is following party lines. The Republican governor proposed modest increases to account for inflation in state aid to schools, funding for universities and reimbursements to hospitals and other facilities that provide medical services to poor people. House...
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Former Selby Woman Given Probation for Mileage Overbilling

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A former Veteran’s Health Administration patient has been given three years of probation for overcharging the agency more than $22,000 for mileage reimbursements. Department of Veterans Affairs patients are paid mileage reimbursements for travel to and from health care facilities. The Argus Leader reports that 45-year-old Wendy Gonzales...
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