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SD Legislative Panel Approves Rural Health Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative committee has approved the state Health Department’s plan for a revamped program that will help recruit health care professionals to rural communities. The program was approved by the Legislature earlier this year. The Legislature’s Rules Review Committee has now endorsed the state Health Department’s rules for...
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Pierre School Board Reorganizes for 2012-2013 School Year Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board met yesterday for its monthly board meeting. Randy Hartmann and Dennis James were sworn in early in the meeting. Hartmann replaces Todd Douglas and James is starting a second term. The board thanked Douglas for his seven years of service to the district and held...
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Daugaard Speaks About Wildlife Division Review

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An independent study will be done in coming months on the Game, Fish and Parks Department’s Wildlife Division. Governor Dennis Daugaard’s Chief of Staff Dusty Johnson told the Game, Fish and Parks Commission yesterday that the review will be done by an outside consultant and will pinpoint how the...
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Men Sentenced in November Shooting South of Onida

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) Two South African foreign nationals who were working in Sully County were sentenced in court yesterday for their guilty pleas to Attempted Aggravated Assault. 32-year-old Stephan Van Der Berg and 21-year-old Zane Van Der Merwe were arrested after a November shooting which followed a party at a Quonset shop...
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SD Legislative Panel OKs Boost in Livestock Fee

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative committee has approved a state board’s plan to raise the fee for brand inspections designed to prevent the theft of cattle and horses in western South Dakota. The 3-1 vote by the Rules Review Committee allows the state Brand Board to increase the current 80 cent inspection fee...
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Thune Urges Opening CRP Acres to Haying, Grazing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sen. John Thune is asking Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to release Conservation Reserve Program acres for emergency haying and grazing in South Dakota because of continuing drought conditions. The South Dakota Republican sent a letter to the secretary on Monday saying a dry spring, higher than normal temperatures and...
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Emergency Rules Allow Sale of 85-Octane Gasoline

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is allowing the sale of 85-octane gasoline under emergency rules implemented Monday by the state Department of Public Safety. Officials say a public hearing will be held July 20 to discuss permanent rules for sale of the product, which is illegal under state law. Gov. Dennis Daugaard asked...
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Dry Conditions Across SD Continue to Stress Crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Dry conditions are taking a toll on crop development in South Dakota. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop and weather report that topsoil moisture is rated 41 percent short and 32 percent very short, and subsoil moisture is 44 percent short and 27 percent very...
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SD Panel Cuts Number of East River Deer Licenses

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has decided to cut the number of East River deer hunting licenses this year. The commission voted Monday to issue licenses allowing a total of 58,585 deer to be shot east of the Missouri River this fall. That’s a reduction of 16,360...
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Monday Morning Fatal Accident in Hand County Being Investigated by SDHP

MILLER, S.D. – (DRG News) A Watertown man died in a one-vehicle accident today on South Dakota Highway 45 north of Miller. The one-vehicle fatal crash happened this morning about 5:30 a.m.-about eight miles north of Miller. The Department of Public Safety says in a press release that 45-year-old Dale Elsworth Steward was driving...
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