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Rural Platte Woman Dies After Fall Through Roof

PLATTE, S.D. (AP) – A woman helping do roof work on a building at her rural Platte residence died after falling through a soft spot on the roof. Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis DeBuhr tells The Daily Republic newspaper that 59-year-old Marcia Kuipers died of her injuries Saturday at a Sioux Falls hospital....
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Test Results to be Released in 1971 Disappearance

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) – Authorities plan to release test results and update the investigation into the 1971 disappearance of two girls near Alcester. The attorney general, sheriffs from Union and Clay counties, and the Union County state’s attorney scheduled a news conference Tuesday in Elk Point. They’ll discuss results of forensic testing on...
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SDSU Prof: Cattle Feeding Margins Move Into Black

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota State University adjunct economics professor says cattle feeding margins moved back into the black in the first quarter of 2014 after nearly three years of deep losses. Darrell Mark says last fall’s record-large 13.925 billion bushel corn crop drove prices down and helped restore profitability and optimism...
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Officials Ready for Ranchers Seeking Federal Aid

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Government officials in the Dakotas say they’re ready for ranchers to start signing up for federal disaster aid to help them recover from an early October blizzard. Signup begins Tuesday for the Livestock Indemnity Program and also the Livestock Forage Disaster Program. Both were authorized in the new farm bill....
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