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HURON — Agriculture is the foundation of South Dakota, and it's a field that Gov. Dennis Daugaard looks forward to returning to soon. The Republican governor spent Thursday talking to attendees at the South Dakota State Fair about the importance of agriculture and how he will return to his farm near Dell Rapids after his second term ends next year. Daugaard grew up on his family's dairy farm between Garretson and Dell Rapids, and it's there he looks forward to returning to, he told crowds Thursday.
SIOUX FALLS — The state of South Dakota's workforce and education relationship was put in the spotlight Thursday, as governors across the country banded together to discuss development difficulties. With Gov. Dennis Daugaard at the helm, the Western Governors' Association began its first Workforce Development Initiative workshop Thursday at the Holiday Inn in Sioux Falls, diving into workforce issues.
MITCHELL, S.D.—The Boy Wonder is looking to save the world one can of dog food at a time — and he's chosen a Mitchell manufacturer to help. Burt Ward, who portrayed the Robin in the original "Batman" TV series, has been working with Performance Pet Products in Mitchell to create a customized, high-end dog food for his charity called Gentle Giants.
LAKE ANDES, S.D. — The pain of being responsible for his brother's death in a drunken driving crash was enough punishment for 26-year-old Albert Fischer. That's what attorneys agreed upon Monday, April 3, before Fischer was sentenced to spend 60 days in the state penitentiary. During a hearing in the Charles Mix County Courthouse, he also was ordered to spend 30 days in county jail. Fischer, of Lake Andes, attempted to speak to the tear-filled courtroom full with his family members, but he was overcome by grief.