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Number of Farms, Ranches Remained Stable in 2013

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of farms in South Dakota remained stable in 2013. The department tallied 32,000 farms and ranches in the state, the same number as in 2012. Land in farms and ranches totaled 43.3 million acres last year and the average size of...
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Mosquito

SD Officials Warn Against Mosquitoes, West Nile

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Health Department officials are reminding South Dakotans to take steps to reduce their risk of contracting West Nile disease, spread by mosquitoes, as the seasonal insect population increases. State Epidemiologist Dr. Lon Kightlinger says rates of West Nile are disproportionately high in South Dakota. Thirty two people have died...
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Closed Sign on Door

VFW Post in Pierre to Close Soon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Post 2038 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars announced this week that it will close its dining room and lounge in the next few days. The VFW Post’s last day of business will be Saturday, May 31 and the lounge and dining area will be closed Sunday, June...
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Green Wheat

“Wheat Walks” Coming to Area Today and Tomorrow

UNDATED – (DRG News) Today and Thursday bring “Wheat Walks” to a handful of locations in central and western South Dakota. Bob Fanning, Plant Pathology Field Specialist with SDSU Extension at the Winner Regional Extension Center says there will be a Wheat Walk near Harrold this afternoon and two similar events are planned tomorrow...
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