Gordon Howie June 25, 2014

Howie Says Secure Border Before Immigration Talk

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Independent candidate for U.S. Senate Gordon Howie says the nation should not be talking about immigration reform until it secures its border. The former state lawmaker from Rapid City says there may be many secondary problems regarding immigration, but the U.S. must stop the flood of illegal immigration into...
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SD Governor Asks SBA to Help June Storm Victims

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking the Small Business Administration to provide disaster assistance to help South Dakotans recover from June storm damages caused by flooding and tornadoes. The request came after the Federal Emergency Management Agency rejected the state’s request for individual assistance programs for damage to homes and businesses....
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Teams to Begin Assessing Weather Damage on Monday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Teams of federal, state and local officials on Monday will begin preliminary assessments of damage to public infrastructure caused by tornadoes and flooding. A series of storms from June 13-20 affected 12 counties and one Native American reservation. Representatives of FEMA, the state Office of Emergency Management and local governments...
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South Dakota Spring Wheat Crop Estimate Up 13 Percent

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expecting a South Dakota spring wheat crop that’s 7 percent larger than last year.  The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says the state’s crop is forecast at 54.6 million bushels with an average yield of 43 bushels per acre, down one bushel...
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