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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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Money

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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Files and Papers

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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Program Offsets Certification Costs for Organic Ag

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Organic agriculture producers and processors hoping to offset certification costs can apply for up to 75 percent reimbursement under a state cost-share program. South Dakota Department of Agriculture officials say organic producers or handlers can receive up to $750 on expenses incurred between Oct. 1, 2011, and Sept. 29, 2012....
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Storms Leave Rains in Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Tuesday

UNDATED – (DRG News) Welcome rains fell for the second day in a row in the Pierre area Tuesday. The National Weather Service says the Pierre Regional Airport logged about .10 of an inch of rain over the past 24 hours. Other rain reports from KGFX listeners include: .46-ten miles west of Fort Pierre...
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Pierre’s River Cities Public Transit Receives Federal Transportation Grant

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s River Cities Public Transit is one of a handful of South Dakota transit systems that is the recipient of a federal transportation grant. U.S. Senator Tim Johnson, who Chairs the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, says the state will receive more than $3.5 million dollars as...
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Horse

Ownership Inspections Required for All West River Livestock

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Hot, dry weather has accelerated the fall cattle sales in South Dakota, which is resulting in a reminder from the state Brand Board. The board reminds livestock producers that they must acquire ownership inspections of cattle, horses and mules before the animals are sold, slaughtered or removed from the...
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Lightning Fires Sparked in Central South Dakota Overnight

UNDATED – (DRG News) Lightning caused fires once again kept area firefighters busy overnight. Murdo firefighters spent a few hours at the site of a bale fire about 12 miles northwest of Murdo which was reported late last night. The bale was burning in an isolated spot that according to Murdo Fire Chief Rich...
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