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Dakotas Grassland Fire About 75 Percent Contained

LEMMON, S.D. (AP) – A fire that scorched nearly 22 square miles on the Grand River National Grasslands in the Dakotas is about 75 percent contained. The fire spread Wednesday after a prescribed burn by the U.S. Forest Service southeast of Hettinger, N.D., escaped containment lines and moved into South Dakota’s Perkins County. Eighteen...
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Engines, Tankers From Western SD, ND Help Effort

LEMMON, S.D. (AP) – The head of the Grand River Ranger District says engines and water tankers from fire departments across western South Dakota and western North Dakota have been helping to suppress a 22-square-mile fire in Perkins County. Ranger Paul Hancock tells KBJM radio in Lemmon that the wind-driven fire grew rapidly Wednesday...
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SD Retirement System Has Good Investment Return

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials say the rising stock market has helped the South Dakota Retirement System’s assets earn 14.9 percent on investments through the first nine months of the current financial year. Retirement System Executive Director Rob Wylie says if that level of investment return holds through the end of the financial year,...
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South Dakota Delegation Led by Governor Daugaard to Depart Tomorrow for China Trade Mission

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard is to leave tomorrow with a group of South Dakota business and agriculture leaders for a trade mission to China.  The Governor’s Office of Economic Development says representatives from 15 business and ag groups will go with the governor on the trip which runs through April...
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