SD Popcorn Manufacturer Making a Name for Itself

LOWER BRULE, S.D. (AP) – A tribally owned popcorn manufacturer in South Dakota is gaining accolades for its products and job opportunities. Situated on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Lakota Foods is the first and only Native American-owned company that packages and distributes popcorn. The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe started the business about seven...
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SD Lawmakers Consider Livestock Inspection Fees

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel is reviewing the state Brand Board’s decision to increase the fee for livestock inspections designed to prevent the theft of cattle, horses and mules in western South Dakota. The board decided last month to boost the inspection fee from 90 cents a head to $1. The increase...
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USDA: Below Normal Temps Provide Few Days for Fieldwork in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Below normal temperatures have limited the ability for snow to melt and kept soil temperatures at or below freezing across South Dakota. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that farmers and ranchers had 1.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Activities included applying fertilizer to wheat,...
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Error Causes Confusion with Inmate from Hughes County

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say an inmate who they believed went missing briefly Monday morning was actually never missing and was where he was supposed to be. State prison officials had said 35-year-old Aaron Olson left the prison Monday morning to go to his work-release job but didn’t show up there and...
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