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Horse Slaughter Plants in Iowa and New Mexico Hope to Open Aug. 5

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The attorney representing newly licensed horse slaughterhouses in New Mexico and Iowa says the plants are set to open Aug. 5. But lawyer Blair Dunn says those plans hinge on an Aug. 2 court date before a federal judge in New Mexico overseeing a lawsuit by animal protection groups. The...
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New Member Named to Board Overseeing Sanford Lab

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed a new member to a board that owns and operates the Sanford Underground Research Facility at the old Homestake Mine in Lead. Ron Wheeler of Deadwood has been named to the Board of Directors of the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority. Wheeler recently stepped...
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Third Meeting on Pierre’s Elementary School Proposals to be Held August 1

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School District will hold its third and final public meeting soon to discuss an elementary school planning study.  The meeting date was announced at last week’s Pierre School Board meeting.  Meetings have already been held June 13 and July 9 and the final meeting in the series...
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Former Pierre Resident Chosen to Host Wild Kingdom Webisodes Starting in the Fall

UNDATED – (DRG News) A former Pierre resident was named yesterday as the new “Wild Guide” for upcoming Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom webisodes.  Stephanie Arne was named yesterday as the new host after being chosen from three finalists for the position.  Arne joins the ranks of those who have hosted the show over...
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