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Senator Tim Rave Elected Majority Leader of SD Senate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Republican state Sen. Tim Rave of Baltic has been elected the new majority leader of the South Dakota Senate. The Argus Leader reports that Senate Republicans on Saturday elected Rave to be majority leader. Rave replaces Sen. Russell Olson of Wentworth, who has resigned from the Legislature to take...
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SD Retirement System Pays Off Unfunded Obligations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Retirement System has used investment earnings on its assets to pay off the system’s unfunded obligations. The Retirement System earned 19 percent on investments of its assets in the year that ended June 30. That left the system nearly 104 percent funded, meaning its current assets exceed...
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South Dakota Home to a Rich Variety of Fossils

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Besides its major tourist attractions, South Dakota is also known for its rich variety of fossils. Even Lewis and Clark documented a creature they found on Sept. 10, 1804, along the Missouri River in what is now most likely Gregory County. They noted the discovery of what they thought was...
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Hot, Dry Weather Could Affect Corn, Soy Yields

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The hot, dry weather hanging on in much of South Dakota is likely to hurt soybean and corn yields. South Dakota State University commodity marketing specialist Lisa Elliott says the weather is contributing to crops that are lagging in maturity. The government’s crop yield projections will be updated this...
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