Spring Wheat, Barley Seeding Behind Average in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Planting of spring wheat and barley is lagging behind the average pace in South Dakota. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that 6 percent of the state’s spring wheat crop is in the ground, compared to 22 percent on average. Only 1 percent of...
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Larry Pressler 2014 (KGFX Photo)

Pressler Looks to Restore Bipartisanship to Senate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler doesn’t think his political philosophy has changed much over the years, though the descriptive phrase “moderately conservative Republican” didn’t fit once he changed his party affiliation to independent. The 72-year-old Pressler is now calling himself a “passionate centrist” as he seeks to win...
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Platte, South Dakota on Map

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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Union County Car September 2013 (Courtesy SD Attorney Generals Office)

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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