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Water Bill Weighed by Lawmakers Upsets Anglers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A bill that’s making its way through the South Dakota Legislature has upset some anglers. House Bill 1135 deals with the rights people have on water that’s over private ground. The bill’s backers say it’s meant to help landowners. Professional fisherman Ted Takasaki says the legislation is anti-sportsman and would...
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Legislature: Preschool Computer Proposal Advances

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A proposal to pilot a home-based preschool program for low-income families has won approval from a legislative panel over opposition from education lobbyists. The proposal, by Rapid City Republican Rep. Jacqueline Sly, puts computers and software in the homes of 4- and 5-year-olds of low-income families. Parents must promise their...
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Wind Chill Advisory and Winter Storm Watch in Forecast

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The weather forecast contains a Wind Chill Advisory through noon today and a Winter Storm Watch from tomorrow evening through late Thursday night.  Dan Mohr with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen says it will be chilly today and chances of snow begin to show up in the forecast...
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Flu Cases Shorten Blood Supply in the Dakotas, Minnesota

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The flu and other winter illnesses have led to a shortage of blood in parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota, and recent blizzard conditions have hindered efforts to collect more. Molly Vetter, center manager of United Blood Services in Aberdeen, S.D., says a blizzard about a week ago cost the...
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Today is South Dakota Civil Air Patrol Day

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has declared today as South Dakota Civil Air Patrol Day. Daugaard signed the proclamation establishing the day as a way to recognize the hard work and volunteer hours that the members of the Civil Air Patrol put in during missions for local, state, tribal and federal governments....
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Emergency Management Official Receives Award

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The assistant director of the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management has recently been awarded the Service Member Patriot Award from the United States Department of Defense. Tina Titze earned the honor for her support as a citizen employer of South Dakota Army National Guard member Jonathan Nesladek, an OEM...
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Study Documents Conversion of Grassland to Crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A new study documents a loss of 1.3 million acres of grassland over a five-year period in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa. The research by Christopher Wright and Michael Wimberly of the Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence at South Dakota State University says a doubling...
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Delegates Pick President, VP of SD Farmers Union

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) – Farmers from the Conde and Lake Preston areas have been elected to lead the South Dakota Farmers Union. KWAT radio reports that Doug Sombke of the Conde area was re-elected as president of the Farmers Union on Saturday during the 98th annual state convention held in Aberdeen. Wayne Soren, a...
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South Dakota Digital Archives Features Verendrye Plate/Exhibition History

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday’s date, February 16, marked 100 years since the discovery of the Verendrye Plate near Fort Pierre.  Two French-Canadian brothers, Francois and Louis Joseph Verendrye planted the marker on a hill above what is now Fort Pierre, claiming the land for France on March 30, 1743.  They were in...
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Winner of CACS’s Mission Excellence Award Named

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local woman has been named as the 2012 winner of the Capital Area Counseling Service’s Mission Excellence Award.  Kristin Meyers was chosen by her co-workers as the award recipient.  The Service Mission Excellence Award is the highest honor given to CACS employees and acknowledges employees who best exemplify...
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