Study’s Low Marks on Youth Well-Being Stir States

UNDATED (AP) – A new report on child well-being, by state and race, has turned an unflattering spotlight on some places not used to being at the bottom of such lists. Wisconsin had a worst-in-the-nation ranking for its black children; South Dakota had abysmal results for its American Indian youth. The report, released Tuesday...
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Meetings Planned to Help Ranchers Apply for Help

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Four meetings are planned for western South Dakota to give ranch families the chance to meet with Farm Service Agency officials regarding the Livestock Disaster Program. Several agencies are hosting the community gatherings and free meal on April 14 and 15 in Eagle Butte, Union Center, Hermosa and Interior....
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Failed Beef Plant Purchased by California Company

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A San Francisco company has finalized purchase of the failed Northern Beef Packers plant in Aberdeen. White Oak Global Advisors bought Northern Beef and its assets on Tuesday. A bankruptcy judge earlier declared that the deal had to be finalized by April 4. Northern Beef filed for bankruptcy because it...
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Corn and Soybean Stocks Up in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Corn and soybean stocks are up in South Dakota.   The Agriculture Department in a report this week says that soybean on-farm and off-farm stocks in the state on March 1 were up 19 percent over the year and corn stocks were up 52 percent.   Wheat stocks were down 25 percent. Oat...
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