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Onida Woman to be One of Many Red Cross Volunteers to Help Recover from Superstorm Sandy

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) An Onida woman who has volunteered with the Red Cross since 1992 is on her way to New York to help with the recovery from Superstorm Sandy. Nancy McKenney, who serves as Manager for Mass Care Sheltering for the Red Cross in South Dakota, is headed to White Plains,...
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Tickets Still Available for Tribute Dinner at Casey Tibbs Center

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday brings the Casey Tibbs Foundation’s 23rd Annual Tribute Dinner to Fort Pierre. Tickets are still available for those that would like to attend. The event is held each year as a fundraiser for the center. It is also a chance to honor the accomplishments of South Dakota...
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Walleye Limit Raised for Anglers on Lake Oahe

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – Anglers on Lake Oahe next year will be able to toss twice as many walleyes into their live wells after a change by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission. The limit on the Missouri River reservoir is doubled to eight walleyes a day, four of which can be...
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South Dakota Increases Nonresident Hunting Fees

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks commissioners are raising fees next year for several nonresident hunting licenses to boost annual revenue by more than $1.1 million. The commission approved the increases Thursday during a meeting at Camp Lakodia near Madison. No changes were made to resident hunting license fees. A...
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Daugaard Inviting People to Return to South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Former South Dakotans may soon be receiving a phone call from a surprising source: South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard. A new online feature at the website for the worker recruitment program Dakota Roots allows family and friends to send a recorded message from the governor to out-of-state loved ones, urging...
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Commission Closes Waters to Baitfish Taking

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has closed creeks, streams and rivers to the taking of baitfish by traps, nets and seines to prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species such as Asian carp. Biologists say young Asian carp closely resemble some popular bait fish species and may be hard to recognize when mixed...
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SD Schools Eligible for Clean-Diesel Bus Grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s public school districts can apply for federal grants to get buses that emit less pollution. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources says it will accept grant applications until Dec. 21. The grants help schools buy new buses outfitted with emission controls or retrofit some buses with...
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ND, SD Celebrate 123rd Birthdays

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota and South Dakota are celebrating their 123rd birthdays. The two states entered the Union on Nov. 2, 1889. President Benjamin Harrison signed the admission papers for the two states on that day. North Dakota became the 39th state, and South Dakota the 40th. North Dakota Secretary of State...
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Serving Chili for Votes? SD Democrats Deny Charge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota GOP says that a series of get-out-the-vote rallies that serve food to attendees are illegal attempts to buy votes, but the Democrats hosting the events insist their chili is legit. The allegations come from GOP chairman Tony Post after a Wednesday chili rally in Rapid City...
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Dems Mount Aggressive Campaign in Two PUC Races

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The race for two spots on South Dakota’s Public Utilities Commission has turned increasingly testy. Democratic challengers Matt McGovern and Nick Nemec accuse Republican incumbent commissioners of letting utility companies charge customers too much, and for failing to protect farmers who lost $2.6 million when a grain-buying company went broke...
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