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Tourism Leaders Recognized at Thursday Awards Event

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Awards were presented yesterday to top visitor industry leaders and organizations as part of last night’s banquet at the 2013 South Dakota Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Pierre.  The awards were given out by Governor Dennis Daugaard and the South Dakota Department of Tourism.  Of local recipients, Department of...
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Missing Eagle Butte Man Found Safe in Haakon County After Overnight Search

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man was found safe in Haakon County after law enforcers from Stanley County and the Game, Fish and Parks Department searched for him overnight.  Deputy Dustin Baxter of the Stanley County Sheriff’s Department says the man, who is in his 40’s, had reportedly run out...
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Tourism Industry in SD Sees Increases in Several Areas from 2011 to 2012

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The economic impact of South Dakota’s visitor industry increased five percent between 2011 and 2012.  The 2012 figures were released last night at the South Dakota Governor’s Conference on Tourism.   Officials say that tourism had a $1.95 billion dollar impact on the state’s economy in 2012 and more than 27,700...
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Senator Lucas Speaks on Social Hosting Bill

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A bill was introduced Thursday at the state capitol that proposes a social host law.  SB 94 would prohibit citizens from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on their premises and would set a penalty for those who violate the law.  Mission Democrat, Larry Lucas who is a...
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Nearly 70 Horses Seized Due to Neglect in SD

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office has started a criminal investigation after nearly 70 horses were impounded for neglect. The 69 horses were seized after the Sheriff’s Office obtained a court order Jan. 8. The Sheriff’s Office says the caretakers for the horses do not currently live on the property...
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SD Tourism Industry’s Economic Impact Up 5 Percent

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the South Dakota tourism industry’s impact on the state economy was nearly $2 billion last year, up 5 percent from the previous year. Daugaard says the tourism industry generated about $291 million in state and local tax revenue last year, about 19 percent of total taxes....
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Lion Hunting Behind Last Year’s Pace in SD

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The number of mountain lions being killed during this year’s hunting season in South Dakota is behind last year’s pace, and hunters might not reach the state-set quota of 100 lions. Game, Fish and Parks Regional Wildlife Manager John Kanta tells KEVN-TV that 23 days into the season, 23...
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Study Says SD Agriculture Has $21 Billion Impact

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An associate professor at South Dakota State University says agriculture and related industries had a $21.4 billion impact on South Dakota’s economy in 2010. Gary Taylor, an associate professor of economics, says the impact includes more than $8.3 billion in direct agricultural production, $3.4 billion in inputs supplied by businesses...
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Deceased SD Lawmakers Remembered in Ceremony

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has honored eight former state lawmakers who died in the past year. Members of the House and Senate met in a joint session Thursday to hold a special memorial service for their deceased colleagues. The Legislature holds the service each year. Those honored Thursday included former...
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Young Farmers and Ranchers Holding Conference

OACOMA, S.D. (AP) – Young Farmers and Ranchers is holding its winter conference in Oacoma. The event running through Sunday at Cedar Shores Resort is geared to farmers and ranchers ages 18 to 35. Topics include beef industry advancements, cattle market insights, shelterbelts and farm horticulture projects, weather insurance, trends in agronomic practices and...
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