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SD Taxpayers’ Legal Bill for Abortion Law: $377K

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota taxpayers paid almost $380,000 to defend an anti-abortion law that was upheld by a federal appeals court this week. The amount is much less than some opponents of the law predicted when the South Dakota Legislature approved the so-called “informed consent” law seven years ago. At the...
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SD Governor’s Drought Task Force Website Set Up

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota residents looking for information related to the continuing drought have a new website to visit. Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s Drought Task Force has set up the site at drought.sd.gov with drought-related news releases, designation information, recommended feed-finder sites and other drought-related links. U.S. Agriculture Tom Secretary Vilsack on Monday...
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SD Pulse Processors, LLC Chooses Harrold Location

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Harrold has been chosen as the site of a value-added production facility for South Dakota grown field peas, lentils and chickpeas. South Dakota Pulse Processors, LLC considered several locations in the area before selecting Harrold. The 5,500 square foot plant will clean, size, polish, color sort, split, mill and...
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Three Vehicles Involved in Accident East of Pierre Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) No one was injured in a three vehicle accident that occurred east of Pierre Wednesday, but all the vehicles had to be towed from the scene of the wreck. The Department of Public Safety says the accident was reported about 1:15 p.m. yesterday afternoon and occurred on Highway 14...
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SDSU Releasing New Hard Red Winter Wheat Variety

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – South Dakota State University officials say a new hard red winter wheat variety has the potential to be a top performer in drier areas of the state. The variety “Ideal” will be released for large-scale planting next year. Breeder Bill Berzonsky says it might also be an option for some...
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June Gambling Revenue in Deadwood Takes Dip

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – Gamblers were doing less betting in Deadwood last June. Wagering during the month dropped about 5 percent. That represents $5 million less in betting. Although June was down, Deadwood officials say betting during the first six months of the year is still higher than it was in 2011. The Black...
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Annie’s Project Will Take Place in White River Starting in September

BROOKINGS, S.D. – (DRG News) Starting this fall, all ranch women are being invited to take part in “Annie’s Project”. The six week ranch management course will take place in White River, starting in September. Annie’s Project gives the women who take part in the classes detailed ranch management information and builds networks between...
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Miller Woman Sentenced for Bank Embezzlement and Money Laundering

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Miller woman was sentenced in federal court earlier this month for charges of Bank Embezzlement and Money Laundering. 52-year-old Susan Mareska was sentenced to 36 months in custody on each count to run concurrently; plus five years of supervised release and restitution of just over $464,700. Mareska was...
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SD Lottery Warns of Mega Millions Scam

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The public is being warned by the South Dakota Lottery to be on guard against a scam in which people are being asked to pay money to collect a lotto prize. Several people have notified the Lottery in recent days to say they were contacted by someone who claimed...
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South Dakota PACs Face Fines for Late Filings

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Fourteen South Dakota political committees are facing potential $3,000 fines for missing a May deadline for filing disclosure reports. The affected groups represent the South Dakota Tea Party, athletic trainers, firefighters and other organizations, along with four state lawmakers. Officials of some of the PACs tell the Sioux Falls...
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