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Great Plains Farm Expenses Up About 20 Percent

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Production expenses rose about 20 percent for farmers in the Great Plains last year. The Agriculture Department says production expenses in the region totaled $88.8 billion in 2012, up from $73.8 billion in 2011. The region includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Farm production expenses nationally...
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Local Teen Volunteers Attend Recent Coalition of Juvenile Justice Youth Summit in D.C.

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Six local teens and two adults returned recently from a national summit that was held in Washington, D.C.  The young people are part of the Central South Dakota Teen Court’s Youth Advisory Board and they attended the Coalition of Juvenile Justice Youth Summit August 1-4.  Teen Court Coordinator Kellie...
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Commission Welcoming Public Input for Celebrating 125 Years of Statehood

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Public input is currently being taken-as a commission working on South Dakota’s 125th anniversary of statehood puts together a list of projects, events and activities for next year’s celebration.  Last month, Governor Dennis Daugaard appointed the nine-person commission which is working between now and October 1 to come up...
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Chamber to Host Annual City Ag Tour Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the annual City Ag Tour next week at Dakota Lakes Research Farm east of Pierre.  Pierre Chamber Executive Director Laura Schoen Carbonneau says this year’s tour on Thursday, August 15 will give participants a chance to see the operations at Dakota...
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