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Feds Sentence 12 For Illegally Trafficking Birds

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Twelve people in South Dakota and Montana have been sentenced for trafficking federally protected migratory birds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducted the two-year investigation. During the investigation, agents documented 43 transactions of protected migratory birds, primarily bald and golden eagles. Officials say bald and golden eagle carcasses...
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South Dakota Man Dies During Weekend Blizzard

REDFIELD, S.D. (AP) – A Redfield man has died after he abandoned his car during this past weekend’s blizzard. Spink County Sheriff Kevin Schurch tells KSFY-TV that 58-year-old Kevin Cranston was found on Monday morning. Cranston was reported missing Sunday evening after he did not return from work. Schurch says searchers found Cranston’s car...
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Hollywood Tonight Raises More than $20,000 for MSDVC

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The weekend’s “Hollywood Tonight” raised more than $20,000 for Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center.  The theme for Saturday’s event was “Pierre’s Got Talent”.  Several talented performers showed their entertainment skills-from dancing to singing and comedy.  A panel of local judges helped choose the award winners.  Ryan Sheldon was selected...
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More Meetings Being Held on Post Office Hour Changes. Congresswoman Noem Weighs in on Postal Cutbacks

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This month brings more meetings to a handful of South Dakota towns in which the U.S. Postal Service is reducing counter service hours at post offices.  A meeting was scheduled last week in Kennebec, which would see its window hours dropped from eight to four hours.  The Postal Service...
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Flu Continues to be Widespread in State

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Flu in South Dakota continues to be classified as “widespread” by the South Dakota Department of Health.  The latest weekly flu summary showed that this flu season has brought more than 770 lab confirmed cases of influenza and 272 hospitalizations.  25 people have succumbed to flu.  South Dakota State...
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Pierre School Board Accepts Retirement and Resignations Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board accepted three notices of retirement or resignations yesterday at their monthly meeting. Submitting her retirement was Glenda Woodburn, who is currently a math teacher at Georgia Morse Middle School.  She has served the Pierre School District for 25 years, starting her career in the district...
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SD Senate Panel Rejects Animal Cruelty Measure

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has rejected a measure that sought to make aggravated cruelty to dogs, cats and horses a felony. The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 7-1 to kill the bill after state officials and representatives of agricultural groups said it would conflict with animal abuse...
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Brush Pile Burn to Take Place at Cow Creek Recreation Area Today

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Citizens in southwest Sully County and northwest Hughes County are being asked to note that a brush pile burn will take place today at Cow Creek Recreation Area.  Tuck Durham with the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area says the annual burn will take place just across from the Outpost. ...
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Mortgage Late Payments Low in Upper Great Plains

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Upper Great Plains states have the lowest home mortgage delinquency rates in the nation. Homeowners around the country who took on mortgages well after the housing bubble burst are doing a better job keeping up with payments. Credit reporting agency TransUnion says the trend is helping bring down the U.S....
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Agency Urging Blood Donations in Wake of Blizzard

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – United Blood Services of the Dakotas is urging people to donate blood in the wake of the weekend blizzard in the region to ensure a stable blood supply. The organization says the storm forced the cancellation of several blood drives, and few donors were able to venture out Monday in...
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