Kristi Noem

SD Representative Noem Says Bill Helps Livestock Producers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Rep. Kristi Noem says the livestock disaster assistance bill passed by the U.S. House is a good first step toward helping South Dakota farmers and ranchers deal with problems caused by the drought. But the Republican congresswoman says she will continue trying to persuade House leaders to pass a five-year...
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Annual Oglala Lakota Nation Powwow Starts Friday

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – It’s a weekend full of events on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The 27th annual Oglala Lakota Nation Powwow and Rodeo in Pine Ridge runs through Sunday. The event features dancers of all ages performing in a variety of competitions. Also starting today is the annual Wounded Knee Memorial...
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SD US House Candidates Will Debate August 22

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – The two candidates for South Dakota’s lone seat in the U.S. House will meet in a debate Aug. 22 to discuss agricultural issues. The debate between Republican Rep. Kristi Noem and Democratic challenger Matt Varilek will be held in Mitchell as part of the annual Dakotafest farm show. The event...
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Pierre Native on Africa Trip Through American Medical Student Association

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre native has joined fellow SDSU students for a trip overseas through the pre-med student organization American Medical Student Association. Megan Sarvis of Pierre along with Jenna Guthmiller, Laura Mischell and Trisha Langle left for the venture on Monday. The schedule called for them to be in Germany...
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Highlands Ridge Apartments Groundbreaking Scheduled for Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Groundbreaking has been set for a new rental housing development in Pierre. The developers for the 57-unit Highlands Ridge Apartments say the structure will be the largest rental housing development to be built in 37 years. Highlands Ridge Apartments LLC is owned by Mark and Glennis Zarecky and groundbreaking...
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Asphalt Work Underway on Highways in Mellette, Todd, Tripp and Lyman Counties

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Department of Transportation has started chip-seal work on several state highway segments in the counties of Mellette, Todd, Tripp and Lyman. Segments of U.S. Highway 83, S.D. Highway 53 and S.D. 47 are the focus of the maintenance work in the next few weeks. Work started on...
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Officials Working to Address Sales and Use of Synthetic Substances in State

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Law enforcers are ratcheting up their efforts to make a dent in the growing problem of the use of so called “analogue drugs” in South Dakota. South Dakota’s U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson held a press conference yesterday to address the issue of the synthetic drugs. Johnson says the synthetic...
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George McGovern Holds 90th Birthday Party in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former South Dakota U.S. senator and Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern has celebrated his 90th birthday. McGovern turned 90 last month. He greeted friends and supporters at an open house in Sioux Falls on Wednesday night. Daughter Ann McGovern tells KELO-TV that her father is still active and doing...
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South Dakota Hospital Denies Surgical Scars Say KKK

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A lawyer for a Rapid City-area hospital, its board of directors and physicians are denying a claim by a Native American man who says the letters KKK were carved into his stomach at the hospital. Vern Traversie is a 69-year-old Lakota man living on the Cheyenne River Reservation in...
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SD Agency Seeks Increase in Mountain Lion Hunting

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State wildlife officials are recommending that South Dakota hunters be allowed to shoot more mountain lions next winter. Last winter’s season set a quota of 70 total mountain lions or 50 females. The state Wildlife Division recommends that next winter’s season allow a total of 100 mountain lions or 70...
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