SD Red Meat Production in May Up Over Month, Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Commercial red meat production for South Dakota totaled 82.7 million pounds during May, up 1 percent from April and up 9 percent over the year. The Agriculture Department says both pork and sheep production were up from May 2011. The commercial hog slaughter for South Dakota totaled 365,100 head...
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Dry Conditions Spark Worries for Many in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Dry conditions in South Dakota are worrying everyone from farmers and ranchers to fireworks dealers. Extension Service crops specialist Larry Wagner in Sioux Falls tells the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan that South Dakota isn’t facing drought like some states, but crops will suffer if the region doesn’t get...
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SD Teens Score Poorly in Parts of Youth Survey

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A government study of youth behavior finds that South Dakota teenagers often bully others, forget to buckle up in the car and don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables. South Dakota finished last in those areas in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey coordinated by the state Health Department and the...
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Calista Kirby Crowned Miss South Dakota

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) – Calista Kirby of Brookings has been crowned Miss South Dakota. The 23-year-old will represent the state at the Miss America pageant in January. Kirby performed a tumbling routine for her talent portion at the pageant in Hot Springs on Saturday. Her platform is “Stay Well, Get Well, American Cancer...
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State Fair Grandstand Event Tickets on Sale

HURON, S.D. (AP) – Tickets for concerts and other grandstand events at the 2012 South Dakota State Fair go on sale Monday. The entertainment begins Wednesday, Aug. 29 and Thursday, Aug. 30 with championship bull riding. Charley Pride with Williams and Ree performs Friday, Aug. 31, followed by Steve Miller Band on Saturday, Sept....
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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Cheese Plant This Week

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – Chicago-based Bel Brands USA is holding a groundbreaking ceremony this week for a new cheese plant in Brookings. Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Bel Brands officials, Brookings Mayor Tim Reed and representatives from South Dakota State University are expected to attend the Thursday event. Earlier this year, Bel Brands announced that they...
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State Bar Awards

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The University of South Dakota Student Bar Association is honoring a judge and an attorney at the State Bar’s annual meeting Friday in Rapid City.  Third Circuit Court Judge David R. Gienapp of Madison and Pierre attorney Charles M. Thompson will be presented with the 2012 Marshall M. McKusick...
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E-85 Legal Questions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has issued an opinion stating that under current rules, 85-octane gasoline can’t be sold in South Dakota. Gov. Dennis Daugaard had asked Jackley to look into the matter after earlier directing the Department of Public Safety to implement an emergency rule allowing the...
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Rainfall Causes Problems in Chamberlain Early Wednesday

   CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – Thunderstorms socked much of the region with heavy rain and caused some minor flooding issues early Wednesday morning, along with a truck-sized sinkhole in Chamberlain. The heaviest amounts of rain came in a band that extended from Chamberlain and moved northeast to Huron. Chamberlain received 2.52 inches. Some flooding issues...
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Ft. Pierre Women of Today Donate and Plant Trees to City

FT. PIERRE, S.D. – Fort Pierre Women of Today along with Modern Woodmen raised money through a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch along with other fundraisers to donate to the Cities of Fort Pierre and Pierre to be used to replace trees in City parks damaged by the flood.  The total donation is $1,500.00.   Pictured...
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