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South Dakota Stock Growers Set Policy, Elect New President

South Dakota Stock Growers Set Policy, Elect New President

Over the weekend South Dakota Stock Grower members elected a new President and approved policies for the coming year. Stock Grower’s Executive Director Silvia Christen says their members are supporting the current rewrite of the Country of Origin Labeling law and want the Beef Check Off program strengthened and made more transparent.

Christen says because President Shane Kolb was term limited, the members chose Bob Fortune of Belvidere as their new President. She says he brings tremendous experience to the job.

Christen says the rest of their officer team consists of Bill Kluck of Mud butte as Vice President and regional vice presidents, Randy Volmer of Rapid City, Vaughn Meyer of Reva and Marvin Jessen of Highmore.

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A Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a mall after appearing with an assault rifle.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.

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Drunk Boating Monitored

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Law enforcement officers were scattered around Iowa last weekend monitoring lakes and rivers for drunk boaters as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign.