Paul Trejo (Courtesy of SD Corrections)

Authorities Search for Missing State Prison Inmate

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Authorities are searching for a state prison inmate missing in Rapid City.      State corrections officials say 26-year-old Paul Trejo walked away from the Rapid City Minimum Unit between Saturday night and Sunday morning.     Trejo is described as a Native American male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet...
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SD Birth Rate on the Rise After Recession Slump

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s birth rate is on the rise after seeing a slump caused by the economic prospects during the recession. The Argus Leader reports that the higher unemployment rate and a bleak economy led to 500 fewer babies being born in 2010 compared to 2007. The state recorded almost...
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After Long Wait, Ranchers Find Relief from USDA

WASHINGTON (AP) – After a devastating blizzard killed thousands of cattle in October, South Dakota lawmaker and rancher Gary Cammack wondered whether his state’s ranching community could recover.     Now Cammack is praising the U.S. Department of Agriculture for quickly providing relief that will help ranchers and others.     USDA began taking applications this past week for various...
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Railroad Group Says $1 Million Pledged Locally

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota organization that helps raise money for railroad rehabilitation says more than $1 million has been committed locally to help match a federal grant for which the state is applying. Rails to the Future says the state is seeking $12.6 million in a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery...
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