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Parents Encouraged by AG’s Office to Register Kids in SDCHIP

REDFIELD, S.D. (AP) — State officials were in Redfield Saturday to encourage parents to register their kids in a comprehensive child identification program. SDCHIP generates packages of various identifying items of children for parents or guardians. The information includes dental impressions, a DNA cheek swab, a digital still photo, fingerprints and a video image...
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State May Offer Fewer Spring Wild Turkey Licenses

MADISON, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is proposing to reduce the number of wild turkey licenses this coming spring by just over 500 tags. The department is looking to offer residents 105 less one-tag male turkey and 200 less two-tag any turkey licenses for the prairie unit. Licenses...
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State Fire Marshal Suggests Checking Smoke Alarm Batteries When Setting Clocks Back This Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This Sunday brings the end to Daylight Saving Time-and the change also brings safety advice from the State’s Fire Marshal. Clocks are to be set back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. State Fire Marshal Paul Merriman is encouraging South Dakotans to use the time change...
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Varilek Visits Fort Pierre Thursday as Part of Get Out the Vote Tour

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News)With the 2012 election just days away, U.S. Congressional candidate Matt Varilek continues with what he has dubbed a Get Out the Vote tour. Varilek, a Democrat, stopped in Fort Pierre yesterday and made visits in Lower Brule and Chamberlain. His schedule is cleared today-as he prepares for a TV...
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Onida Woman to be One of Many Red Cross Volunteers to Help Recover from Superstorm Sandy

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) An Onida woman who has volunteered with the Red Cross since 1992 is on her way to New York to help with the recovery from Superstorm Sandy. Nancy McKenney, who serves as Manager for Mass Care Sheltering for the Red Cross in South Dakota, is headed to White Plains,...
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Tickets Still Available for Tribute Dinner at Casey Tibbs Center

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday brings the Casey Tibbs Foundation’s 23rd Annual Tribute Dinner to Fort Pierre. Tickets are still available for those that would like to attend. The event is held each year as a fundraiser for the center. It is also a chance to honor the accomplishments of South Dakota...
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Walleye Limit Raised for Anglers on Lake Oahe

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – Anglers on Lake Oahe next year will be able to toss twice as many walleyes into their live wells after a change by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission. The limit on the Missouri River reservoir is doubled to eight walleyes a day, four of which can be...
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South Dakota Increases Nonresident Hunting Fees

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks commissioners are raising fees next year for several nonresident hunting licenses to boost annual revenue by more than $1.1 million. The commission approved the increases Thursday during a meeting at Camp Lakodia near Madison. No changes were made to resident hunting license fees. A...
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Daugaard Inviting People to Return to South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Former South Dakotans may soon be receiving a phone call from a surprising source: South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard. A new online feature at the website for the worker recruitment program Dakota Roots allows family and friends to send a recorded message from the governor to out-of-state loved ones, urging...
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Commission Closes Waters to Baitfish Taking

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has closed creeks, streams and rivers to the taking of baitfish by traps, nets and seines to prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species such as Asian carp. Biologists say young Asian carp closely resemble some popular bait fish species and may be hard to recognize when mixed...
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