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Drought Leads to More Irrigation Permits in SD

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The number of irrigation permits being issued in South Dakota this year is at a level not seen since the mid-1970s. Drought is a common factor. Department of Environment and Natural Resources spokesman Kim Smith tells the Capital Journal newspaper that as of Monday, the agency had issued 113...
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Reports Show No SD Holiday Traffic Fatalities

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials say preliminary reports indicate this year’s Thanksgiving holiday was the first in a decade without a traffic fatality on South Dakota’s highways. The state Public Safety Department reports that 2003 was the last Thanksgiving travel period without a recorded highway fatality in South Dakota. Late reports from...
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Pierre Man Arrested Sunday for Second Degree Rape

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was arrested Sunday morning for rape after police were summoned to a Pierre residence on Park Street.  Pierre Police Captain Dave Panzer says officers were dispatched about 5:07 a.m. Sunday to the report of an assault in the 2000 Block of East Park.  Panzer says...
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Grass Fire Burns Near ORV Course North of Fort Pierre Sunday

  FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire Sunday north of Fort Pierre burned about an acre of grass.  Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the fire was reported about 1:44 p.m. and burned property on the south edge of the Off Road Vehicle area about five miles north and a mile...
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AP Interview: New Tribal President Wants Change

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The newly elected president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe says he’s ready to hit the ground running once he’s sworn into office next month. Sixty-five-year-old Bryan Brewer beat out incumbent John Yellow Bird Steele to become president of the tribe, located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in...
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Lawmakers Say One-Time Money an Issue in SD Budget

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota legislative leaders say the use of one-time revenue will be a key issue in crafting the next state budget. Five Republican legislative leaders met today with Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard to discuss budget issues. The lawmakers declined to reveal details of the governor’s proposed state budget, which...
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Lack of Moisture Slowing Winter Wheat Crop in SD

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A lack of moisture is to blame for the slow progression of South Dakota’s winter wheat crop emergence last week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop and weather report that winter wheat is 60 percent emerged, behind last year’s estimate of 100 percent. Cattle...
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2012 Ag Horizons Conference Starts Tomorrow in Pierre

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tomorrow and Wednesday will bring the 2012 Ag Horizons Conference to Pierre.  The event is hosted each year by six different agricultural organizations.  Caren Assman of Midland, who is helping coordinate the conference says there will be a variety of different speakers at this year’s event. Assman says...
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Seventh Former Governor Portrait Receiving Conservation Treatment to Fix Cracks and Other Defects

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A seventh portrait of a former South Dakota governor is being treated at a Minnesota conservation center.  Last year, eight of 30 portraits of former governors which line the halls of the first floor of the capitol, were sent to the Midwest Art Conservation Center in Minneapolis.  There...
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Search Underway for Sutton Successor

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A search is underway to fill an opening at the South Dakota Community Foundation.  Bob Sutton, who has served as the President of the foundation, is leaving the position at the end of the year.  The President directs the strategies, operations and programs of the Community Foundation.  Sutton...
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