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SD Reservation Alcohol Vote Too Close to Call

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A vote on whether to end prohibition and allow alcohol on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is too close to call because of a high number of challenged ballots. Tribal spokeswoman Tony Red Cloud says the measure got a majority of yes votes in the unofficial count –...
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State Bridge Loans Can Help With Ag Land Purchases

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Agriculture Secretary Lucas Lentsch says a new state bridge loan program can help farmers and ranchers continue with an agricultural real estate purchase when Farm Service Agency funds may not be readily available. Lentsch says the loan is structured for monthly interest only payments until the funding...
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South Dakota Organization Adopting Wild Horses

LANTRY, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota organization plans to adopt out some of its wild horses this week in an effort to cut expenses because of high hay prices. The International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros center in Lantry says it’s difficult to find hay due to the drought, unless...
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Pierre School Board Votes to Start Working Toward Building New Elementary in NE Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board voted unanimously yesterday to go forth with starting the preliminary steps that need to be done to build a new elementary school in the district.  The board has been exploring various options for several months and has held three public meetings to get input on...
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