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Advisor for Country Real Estate Training to be Held at Pierre March 18 & 19

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) SDSU Extension will soon be providing training for real estate agents who sell rural properties.  The Advisor for Country Real Estate (ACRE-SD) training will be held March 18-19 at the SDSU Extension Regional Center at 412 West Missouri Avenue in Pierre.  To be eligible for the ACRE-SD designation, real...
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Hughes County Producer Wins $5,000 for the Harrold Rural Fire Department and Blunt Fire

UNDATED – (DRG News) A Harrold woman has been chosen as a winner in a program that is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.  Deb Hyde was selected as the winner in “America’s Farmers Grow Communities”, which gives farmers the chance to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their favorite local non-profit organizations.  Additional...
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Wild Card 2 Winning Tickets Sold in Two SD Cities

MOBRIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Wild Card 2 lottery tickets worth about $6,000 have been sold in Mobridge and Sioux Falls. South Dakota lottery officials say both tickets matched all five white ball numbers in Wednesday’s drawing but missed the Wild Card to win the game’s second prize. The odds of winning it are one...
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Sioux Falls Bishop Pleased with Choice for Pope

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls says the election of Pope Francis is recognition of the changing face of Catholicism. Pope Francis is the first pope from the Americas and the first Jesuit pope. Bishop Paul Swain in Sioux Falls says church membership is growing...
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No Jackpot Winner

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Wednesday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 05-09-28-32-38 Powerball: 29 Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $183 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $216 million for Saturday. Tickets that...
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Company to Add 1,000 Tech Jobs in South Dakota

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard and a software services company announced Wednesday that 1,000 information technology jobs are coming to South Dakota as part of a growing effort to keep high-tech positions from being shipped overseas. Eagle Creek Software Services, which already has a location in Pierre, provides Web and app development...
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SD Wildlife Officials Clarify Dogs-and-Lions Bill

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota wildlife officials say some hunters are confused about a bill signed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard that appears to change state law allowing the use of dogs to hunt mountain lions. Officials tell the Rapid City Journal that the Game, Fish and Parks Commission already had the authority...
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SD US Senator Johnson Will Announce Soon If He’ll Run

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota says he will announce later this month whether he will seek re-election in 2014. In a phone call with reporters, Johnson says he has not entirely made up his mind whether to seek a fourth term. Former Gov. Mike Rounds is seeking the...
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Fire Danger Increasing in Western South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Warm temperatures and low humidity are increasing the fire danger in western South Dakota. The Rapid City Journal reports that burn bans are either in place or being implemented in several counties. The National Weather Service also is issuing fire weather reports nearly a week ahead of schedule. Meteorologist...
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New Site Sought for Presho Man’s Kidnapping Trial

PRESHO, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man facing state charges for allegedly kidnapping his daughter and killing her dog in front of her on her birthday wants his trial in a related federal case moved from Pierre to Aberdeen. Clinton Brown, of Presho, is charged federally with being a felon and drug user...
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