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Midwest Bankers Survey Suggests Continued Growth

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new survey of rural bankers suggests that growth in farmland prices, cash rents and farm equipment sales remain strong despite the continuing threat of drought in some Midwestern and northern Plains states. A report on the Rural Mainstreet Index released Thursday says the index hit 55.6 in January, down...
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Applications Being Taken Through March for South Dakota Leopold Conservation Award

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Applications are being accepted now for the $10,000 Leopold Conservation Award, which honors South Dakota landowners who demonstrate responsible stewardship and management of natural resources.  The award is given to honor Aldo Leopold’s land ethic. Leopold wrote the book “A Sand County Almanac” which called for an ethical relationship...
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Farm Rescue Accepting Applications to Help Farm Families Needing Assistance with Planting

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – (DRG News) The North Dakota based organization Farm Rescue is currently accepting applications for the 2013 planting season.  Farm Rescue was started in 2006 to help farmers who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster.  Farm Rescue is a non-profit organization and assists producers by mobilizing volunteers and sponsored...
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NWS in Aberdeen Says New Radar Upgrades Will Help with Summer Storm Monitoring

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Though its still winter, the National Weather Service is prepared for the coming summer storm season, following a 2012 upgrade of all of its radar systems.  Dave Hintz, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen, says the improvements were made nationwide last year and the changes...
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Donations Still Needed to Help Residents of Burned Trailer Home

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Various donations are still being accepted for a Pierre family who lost their trailer home to a fire on January 10.  Four adults lived in the home which was heavily damaged by flames-at 139 Lakeview Court.  Various donations have already been provided to assist the family; however there are...
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Janklow Records to Date Back to Rosebud Days

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Efforts to preserve records from the late Gov. Bill Janklow’s career will date back to his days as a public defender on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. University of South Dakota interim dean of libraries Daniel Daily says the archives also will include information from Judge Jeff Davis, who witnessed the...
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Two SD Students Selected for Washington D.C. Youth Senate Program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two South Dakota high school students have been selected to this year’s U.S. Senate Youth Program in Washington. U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson says Samantha Beck of Pierre and Elizabeth Renner of Crooks were selected for the program. The two students will travel to the country’s capital March 9 to...
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SD First Lady Says Group Sees Progress in Effort to Cut Infant Deaths

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota task force reports that progress has been made in carrying out a program aimed at reducing the number of infants who die each year. First Lady Linda Daugaard, who chaired the task force, says it will take a sustained effort over time to reduce South Dakota’s infant...
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Hughes County Sheriff’s Dept. Investigates Two Vehicle Crash in Pierre Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A two vehicle accident in Pierre yesterday resulted in a total of $8,000 in damages to the cars involved.  The accident was reported just before one Tuesday afternoon on West Sioux Avenue.  Hughes County Sheriff Mike Leidholt says a Pierre Police unit; being driven by Officer Brandon Boyd was...
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DRG’s Winter Expo to be Held at Ramkota This Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This weekend brings the 23rd annual Dakota Radio Group Winter Expo to Pierre.  Join us at the Ramkota on Saturday and Sunday and see booths featuring area businesses, plus you can spin the DRG Prize Wheel for great prizes, visit with DRG personalities and there will also be a...
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