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Judge Tosses Lawsuit Against SD Governor Daugaard

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A circuit court judge has ruled that Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s contract with a national recruiting firm can stand. Judge Mark Barnett dismissed a lawsuit filed against the governor that aimed to invalidate a $5 million contract awarded to Manpower. KELO-TV reports that Careers Unlimited Staffing, Employment Edge and Reagan...
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Groups Mark Inaugural National Bison Day on Thursday

DENVER (AP) – The first National Bison Day is taking place Thursday. The Colorado-based National Bison Association, the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society and the South Dakota-based Intertribal Buffalo Council agreed earlier this year to designate the first Thursday of each November as National Bison Day. The day is giving the groups another chance...
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GF&P Commission to Consider Fee Increases

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission is considering increases to nonresident hunting and state park entrance fees. Commission members are meeting in Madison Thursday to vote on the proposals. Various nonresident small game and waterfowl hunting fees would increase by as much as $15. The changes are expected...
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SD Governor Urges Businesses to Hire Veterans

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is urging South Dakota businesses and government agencies to hire military veterans. The governor says businesses with job openings should consider hiring veterans because they make excellent employees. State Labor Secretary Pam Roberts says 18 Labor Department offices across South Dakota have veterans’ employment representatives who help...
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Survey Suggests Economic Slump Looming in Midwest

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic index report suggests an economic slump over the next three to six months for nine Midwest and Plains states. The Mid-America Business Conditions index dropped to 46.5 last month from 50.4 in September. The survey of business leaders and supply managers uses a collection of indexes ranging...
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Corps Talks About Dry Forecast and Draft AOP at Tuesday Meeting

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Corps of Engineers continues with its fall public meetings-as it rolls out its 2012-2013 Draft Annual Operating Plan for the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System. Meetings were held in Pierre and Bismarck on Tuesday. They continue today and tomorrow in Iowa and Missouri. At Tuesday’s meeting in Pierre,...
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Governor and First Lady Vote Early Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Earlier today, Governor Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard became two of the many South Dakotans that are choosing to vote early. The Daugaard’s visited the Hughes County Courthouse and cast their ballots this morning. Governor Daugaard says he has been voting early and prefers the process to...
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Man to be Arraigned Monday on Charges of Rape and Sexual Contact with a Child

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A former Agar resident appeared in a Pierre courtroom yesterday for a preliminary hearing on charges that include Rape and Sexual Contact with a Child. 44-year-old Gary Glenn Morris was charged by complaint with one count of Fourth Degree Rape and four counts of Sexual Contact with a Child...
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Man Arrested After Reportedly Fleeing Officer

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Police arrested a man late Tuesday night after the man reportedly fled from an officer. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says 30-year-old Beau Foote was seen speeding near the intersection of Capitol and Nicollet Avenues about 11:45 p.m. last night. Blemaster says Foote refused to yield to the...
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Drought Influencing Missouri River Management Plan

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Residents and officials in the Dakotas are urging the Army Corps of Engineers to conserve water in upstream Missouri River reservoirs as drought conditions persist. The call comes just a year after record flooding on the river. The corps is holding six meetings in five states over four days on...
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