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Comments to Help Shape SD Wildlife Agency Review

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Depleted big-game herds, populous mountain lions, and wildlife management policies and procedures are top concerns of people helping shape an upcoming independent review of South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks Department. Gov. Dennis Daugaard called for the review earlier this year after months of controversy over elk, deer and lion...
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Early Fall Snow Likely in Parts of South Dakota

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Talk about a swift change in seasons: parts of South Dakota could be in for some snow even while the leaves on trees continue to change colors. National Weather Service Meteorologist Kelly Serr in Aberdeen tells the American News that the forecast Wednesday night calls mostly for rain, but there’s...
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US House Candidate in SD Denies Hypocrisy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Democratic U.S. House candidate Matt Varilek once owned shares of stock in an energy company he has cited in criticisms of “big oil” campaign donations to his opponent. The Daily Republic reports Varilek bought 20 shares of Valero Energy stock in June 2008 for $1,045, and sold...
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SD Tribes Get Federal Funding to Combat Crime

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says several tribes and tribal organizations in South Dakota have received grants from the Department of Justice. The grant money will be used to enhance law enforcement operations, assist with violence against women issues and provide funding for tribal youth programs. Tribes and tribal programs...
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Pierre Woman Avoids Scam-Offers Advice to Others Who Could be Targeted

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman is offering advice to others to help keep other people from becoming a victim of scammers. Sarah Ketteler says she received a call yesterday from someone who said he is a representative of a foreign embassy and said Ketteler’s granddaughter needed some financial assistance. Ketteler says...
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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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