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LINCOLN, Neb. | Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019

LINCOLN, Neb.— The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline plans to start construction next year, after a U.S. State Department review ordered by a federal judge concluded that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could quickly be mitigated, a company spokesman said Monday. TransCanada spokesman Matthew John said the company remains … Continue reading LINCOLN, Neb. | Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019

BILLINGS, Mont | Tribes say Trump illegally approved oil pipeline from Canada

BILLINGS, Mont — Native American tribes in Montana and South Dakota say the Trump administration unlawfully approved the Keystone XL oil pipeline without fully considering its potential damage to cultural sites. Attorneys for the Fort Belknap and Rosebud Sioux tribes sued the U.S. State Department Monday, asking a court to rescind the line’s permit. The … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont | Tribes say Trump illegally approved oil pipeline from Canada

SOUTH DAKOTA | Pheasant Survey Indicates 47% Increase for South Dakota’s 100th Hunting Season

PIERRE, S.D. – According to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP), this year’s pheasant brood survey shows a 47 percent increase over last year.  The 2018 statewide pheasants-per-mile (PPM) index is 2.47, up from the 2017 index of 1.68. “A substantial increase in the pheasants-per-mile index is an exciting prospect for South Dakota’s … Continue reading SOUTH DAKOTA | Pheasant Survey Indicates 47% Increase for South Dakota’s 100th Hunting Season

South Dakota News: South Dakota’s Sex Offender Registry Remains National Leader

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the compliancy rate for registered sex offenders is 98.8% across the state.  Currently, 3,695 sex offenders reside statewide with just 45 identified instances of non-compliance.  State law requires those convicted of sex crimes to register as a sex offender within three business days of … Continue reading South Dakota News: South Dakota’s Sex Offender Registry Remains National Leader

SOUTH DAKOTA | New Archery Range Installed near Madison

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) recently installed an archery range on the Bourne Slough Game Production Area (GPA). The range is open to the public and includes four targets – two at 20 yards, one at 30 yards and one at 40 yards. “Archery has been growing in popularity,” said … Continue reading SOUTH DAKOTA | New Archery Range Installed near Madison

SOUTH DAKOTA | Turn In Poachers Program Paying Off

PIERRE, S.D. – As summer comes to an end and hunting seasons ramp-up, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is asking citizens to make the call to the Turn In Poachers (TIPs) hotline if they observe illegal hunting, fishing or trapping activity. “During the annual reporting period from July 1, 2017, through June 30, … Continue reading SOUTH DAKOTA | Turn In Poachers Program Paying Off

SOUTH DAKOTA | 2018 Elk Contingency Licenses to be Determined

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will look to provide a recommendation for this year’s use of elk contingency licenses at the GFP Commission meeting in September. “The Department will use a variety of sources to help generate a recommendation for the GFP Commission to consider; including but not limited … Continue reading SOUTH DAKOTA | 2018 Elk Contingency Licenses to be Determined

NEW YORK | Poet laureate Tracy K. Smith will tour this fall

NEW YORK — The country’s poet laureate is going on the road. The Library of Congress announced Thursday that Tracy K. Smith will be visiting Alaska, South Dakota, Maine and Louisiana over the next few months. The tour will coincide with the Sept. 4 release of “American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time,” a joint … Continue reading NEW YORK | Poet laureate Tracy K. Smith will tour this fall