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Events Celebrating Anniversary of Oahe Dam Planned

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota State Historical Society is offering three programs this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Oahe Dam. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers designed and built the dam starting in 1948. It was dedicated on Aug. 17, 1962. On Friday, the Historical Society...
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Jugglers Decend on Sioux Falls for International Competition

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Balls, clubs and rings have been flying through the air in Sioux Falls as jugglers from around the globe compete this week in the World Juggling Federation International Championships.   The event has brought together some of the best jugglers in the world to compete in events that test their endurance,...
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South Dakota Corn and Soybean Production Expected to Drop

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Production estimates for the majority of crops in South Dakota are down from last year, as drought continues around the state.  The Department of Agriculture’s first forecast for 2012 estimates South Dakota’s corn crop at 519.4 million bushels, down 21 percent over the year, and the soybean crop at just...
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2 More People Killed in Rally Related Crash

  RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Two more people have died in a motorcycle crash during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in western South Dakota.    The deaths were the seventh and eighth traffic fatalities since Sunday during this year’s bike rally. Only four motorcycle deaths were recorded during rally week last year.   The South Dakota Highway...
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Senator Johnson says Wife is Hurt in Running Mishap

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Sen. Tim Johnson says his wife, Barbara, is recovering from injuries she sustained in a running accident.   The South Dakota senator says his wife fell and fractured a shoulder and a wrist while running.    Barbara Johnson says she and her husband were looking forward to taking a break and returning to South...
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Board of Regents Request More Money for State University System

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The board that governs South Dakota’s university system is requesting more state funding in an effort to hold down tuition and fee increases for students at the six state-run schools.   The Board of Regents voted unanimously Thursday to approve a budget request that seeks an increase of $14.5 million in state...
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Adventurer Starting Swim down Missouri River

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - British adventurer Dave Cornthwaite is setting off on a 1,000-mile swim down the Missouri River on Friday. Cornthwaite is starting in Chamberlain, S.D., and will finish in St. Louis about 50 days later. He will average about 20 miles of swimming a day.   The swim is part of Cornthwaite’s Expedition1000...
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Mo. River low-water inspection starts Sunday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Mississippi River Commission is planning a low-water inspection trip in the Missouri River Basin.   The group will hear local residents’ concerns on issues ranging from flood control to navigation in a series of meetings. They start Sunday in Bismarck, N.D., and continue Aug. 13 in Fort Pierre, S.D., and...
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13 Indicted for Drug Trafficking in South Dakota

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says a federal grand jury has indicted 13 people for allegedly trafficking drugs in South Dakota’s Jackson and Shannon counties over a four-year period.        The investigation dubbed Operation Eagle Eye was conducted by a drug enforcement task force comprised of federal, state, tribal...
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South Dakota Budget Officer President of National Group

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota state budget director Jason Dilges has become president of a national association of state finance officers.   Dilges will be president of the National Association of State Budget Officers for the next year.    Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the selection of Dilges to head the association shows his counterparts across the nation...
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