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Corps to Hold Missouri River Fall Public Meetings for Draft AOP

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – (DRG News) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a series of fall public meetings in six Missouri River basin cities starting at the end of this month. The gatherings are being set up so the Corps can discuss its 2012-2013 Draft Annual Operating Plan for the Missouri River Mainstem...
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SD Cattlewomen Elect New Officers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Cattlewomen elected new officers for the coming year at a recent meeting in Rapid City. The group gathered last month and as part of the meeting-discussed various business and chose officers. Karla Pazour of Pukwana was chosen as President and Kodi Blotsky of Mission was elected...
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Paws to Hold Groundbreaking for New Building Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today brings the groundbreaking for the new Paws Animal Rescue building in Pierre. The structure will be located on Lowell Avenue, behind Walmart. The organization, formerly known as the Pierre/Fort Pierre Humane Society, has been caring for homeless dogs and cats–and finding owners for the animals–for more than 30...
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Aquatics Center Pool to Reopen Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Aquatics Center will reopen tomorrow. The center has been closed since about September 23. Staff members have been working to clear iron stains from the pool’s surface. A product that was used during the last maintenance shutdown to take iron from the water did not work properly....
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PRFD Called to Fire at Farm Island Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Rural Fire Department spent about 3 ½ hours at the site of a fire at Farm Island Recreation Area on Monday. Pierre Rural Fire Chief Jason Roggow says the fire was reported about 3:45 p.m. by someone who noted smoke and some flames in one part of...
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SD GF&P Proposes Bump in Nonresident Licenses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says it will ask for an increase in several nonresident hunting license fees to bring in more than $1 million in additional revenue next year. The proposal will be presented to the state Game, Fish and Parks commissioners in Deadwood on...
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Ideal Weather Helps Rapid Pace of Row Crop Harvest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Agriculture officials say ideal weather conditions in South Dakota have pushed the row crop harvest far ahead of last year’s pace and the five-year average. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that 55 percent of corn for grain has been harvested, ahead of the...
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ND, SD Rank 1-2 Per Capita in West Nile Cases

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An Associated Press analysis shows that South Dakota and North Dakota rank first and second per capita in the rate of West Nile virus cases. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures list 175 cases of the mosquito-borne illness in South Dakota, a rate of about 21 infections per...
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South Dakota Officials Clash Over Voter Pamphlet

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state senator from Rapid City says South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant broke the law by not including opposition statements on four proposed constitutional amendments in a pamphlet that provides information for the Nov. 6 election. Gant says he didn’t include the statements because none were submitted, even...
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Wheat Production Mixed in the Dakotas This Year

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Wheat production this year is up in North Dakota but down in South Dakota. The federal Agriculture Department’s annual small grains summary shows spring wheat production up 53 percent in North Dakota, durum wheat up 133 percent and winter wheat up 189 percent. The huge increases are due to widespread...
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