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Korner Grocery Donation to United Way September 2012

Local Business Offers Donation to CAUW From August Promotion

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre business presented a check to the Capital Area United Way-as the organization works toward this year’s campaign goal of $500,000. Larry and Chad Robinson of Korner Grocery gave $324 to the local United Way recently. For each American filet sold during August, Korner Grocery gave $1.00 to...
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Fire Burns 500 Acres of Grass, Crops in Walworth/Potter Counties Wednesday

UNDATED – (DRG News) At least seven different fire departments were called out to extinguish a fire that burned west of Hoven Wednesday. Hoven Fire Chief Jesse Hartung says firefighters were notified of a fire about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday and as soon as crews left Hoven, he says they could see smoke west of...
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Vital Records Office in Pierre to be Closed for Walk-ins Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Department of Health’s Vital Records office in Pierre will be closed to walk-in traffic tomorrow. The closure of the office to visitors; located at 207 East Missouri Suite 1-A is being implemented tomorrow only because work will be done on the facility’s parking lot and walkway. Those needing...
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Jones County Fire Burns Grassland, Stubble Fields and Hay-Several Fight the Wednesday Blaze

MURDO, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire which started in hay bales being hauled on a semi scorched a few thousand acres in Jones County, totaled the semi and trailer and resulted in the closure of a portion of Interstate 90 Wednesday. Jones County Sheriff John Weber says the fire was first reported about...
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September 18, 2012 Drought Monitor Map

Drought Conditions Worse in the Dakotas Over Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Drought conditions continue to worsen in the Dakotas. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows 96 percent of South Dakota is mired in some form of drought, up more than 4 percent over the week. Nearly 88 percent of North Dakota is in drought, up about 7 percent. Conditions...
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SD Governor Wants Robo-Calls Investigated

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Secretary of State Jason Gant are asking the state’s attorney general to investigate automated telephone calls criticizing Republican legislative leaders for supposedly not adhering to the party’s principles. Daugaard and Gant want to know who is behind the calls and if they violate a...
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Former Ga. Gov. Joins Former SD Gov. and Others on Nonprofit

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has joined a nonprofit organization to work with a bipartisan group of former governors. The Bipartisan Policy Center announced Wednesday that Perdue would work “to bring pragmatic state-based perspectives to national issues.” Perdue, a Republican, was governor of Georgia from 2003 to 2011 after serving 11...
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Judge: SD Prison Tobacco Ban Curbs Religion Rights

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge has ruled that the South Dakota prison system’s ban on tobacco in religious ceremonies substantially burdens Native American inmates’ religious rights. Chief Judge Karen Schreier ruled Wednesday that even if state officials had asserted a compelling governmental interest, they did not prove that the complete ban...
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SD Ag Officials Advise Tests for Aflatoxin Levels

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota agriculture officials are advising farmers and ranchers to test for aflatoxin levels in their corn, distiller’s grains and silage piles due to this year’s drought. SDSU Extension educators say feed refusal, reduced growth rate and decreased feed efficiency are the predominant signs of chronic aflatoxin poisoning in livestock....
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Kristi Noem at Georgia Morse Middle School September 18, 2012 (KGFX Photo)

Noem Visits Pierre School to Learn More About Impact from New School Lunch Requirements

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) School meal menus and federal changes that have been made to the school lunch program were the subject of a stop yesterday in Pierre by Congresswoman Kristi Noem. Noem wrote a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack last week requesting information on new standards that are part of the...
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