USDA Says Dry, Warm Conditions Aid South Dakota Planting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Dry conditions and above normal temperatures across most areas of South Dakota allowed the spring planting to advance. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn planting is 90 percent complete, ahead of the five-year average of 86 percent. Forty-eight percent of the crop was emerged, equal to average. Soybeans...
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Injured Hoven Firefighter No Longer in Hospital

HOVEN, S.D. (AP) – A firefighter injured while helping battle a weekend blaze at a school in Hoven is no longer in the hospital. A spokeswoman at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital tells the American News that firefighter Allen Frost was treated after being flown there Sunday and released. The nature of his injuries wasn’t...
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Supreme Court to Hear Implied Consent Argument

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court plans to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the state’s implied consent law for drunken driving enforcement. The law allows for blood to be drawn from motorists suspected of drunken driving without their permission or a warrant. The blood tests are used to determine the...
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South Dakota Native to Attempt Solo Flight Around the World

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota native is about to embark in a solo flight around the world.  Matthew Guthmiller is scheduled to begin his trip Wednesday in California. The Aberdeen man would stop in his hometown that day, too.  Guthmiller plans to make 20 stops in 13 countries on five continents in...
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