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SD Has Received $100M in Homeland Security Grants

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota ranks sixth in the nation on homeland security spending per-capita thanks to the more than $100 million it has received in federal grants following the terrorist attacks in 2001. The Rapid City Journal reports that whether the money has been used to make the state safe from...
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Hoven Officials Moving Forward After School Fire

HOVEN, S.D. (AP) – School officials in Hoven are determining where to house about 50 students during the next school year, as they work on plans to rebuild the town’s junior and senior high school. The building was destroyed in a May 25 fire. About 50 students will be displaced for at least the...
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SDSU Works With NDSU On Grains Disease Forecasting

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota State University Small Grains Plant Pathology program is partnering with a similar program at North Dakota State University to deploy a small grains disease forecasting system for South Dakota. The system uses weather variables including rainfall, temperature and relative humidity to predict the likelihood of fungal diseases...
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SD Offering Weed Control to Combat Leafy Spurge

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture will help qualifying landowners combat a tough, noxious weed called leafy spurge. The department has offered biological control agents to address the weed. Biological control agents range from fungi and bacteria to insects and mites. These agents are not always effective and take time...
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