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USDA Says Winter Wheat Prices Down One Cent from Last Month

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The April preliminary winter wheat price in South Dakota is down a penny from last month but up more than a dollar from a year ago. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that the price of $7.30 per bushel is down 1 cent from last month but up $1.13...
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Group Membership Fees Divide SD Lawmakers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Democrats say it’s inappropriate for the state to pay for lawmakers’ membership in an organization they believe is a conservative group dominated by Republicans and large corporations. Republicans say the American Legislative Exchange Council involves both parties, along with businesses, and is aimed at developing better policy. The...
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Former SD Clerk of Court Pleads Guilty to Theft

KENNEBEC, S.D. (AP) РA former clerk of court for Lyman County has admitted to stealing nearly $1,200 in fines paid by traffic violators. The Daily Republic newspaper reports that 58-year-old Denise Anderson has pleaded guilty to a grand theft charge. She faces up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Authorities say...
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Snow, Rain Improve SD Drought, But Deep Soil Dry

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials say snow and rain in the past month have improved drought conditions in much of South Dakota, but soil deep below the surface is still very dry. State Climatologist Dennis Todey says a two-week dry spell would create conditions that are tough, but not as bad as last year....
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