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Drought Influencing Missouri River Management Plan

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Residents and officials in the Dakotas are urging the Army Corps of Engineers to conserve water in upstream Missouri River reservoirs as drought conditions persist. The call comes just a year after record flooding on the river. The corps is holding six meetings in five states over four days on...
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South Dakota’s Child Obesity Rate Rises

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Childhood obesity in South Dakota rose slightly during the 2011-2012 school year, with more than 15 percent of kids younger than 19 reported as obese. The South Dakota Department of Health reports that 15.9 percent of children younger than 19 are obese in South Dakota, up slightly from 15.2 percent...
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Prosecutors and Public Defenders Can Get Loan Help

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is accepting applications in a program that helps prosecutors and public defenders repay their education loans. Jackley says applications will be accepted through Dec. 31. The attorney general says the federally funded program is an incentive for prosecutors and public defenders to remain in...
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South Dakota Red Cross Official Says Donations Being Taken to Help Those Hurt by Superstorm Sandy

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) What’s now been dubbed “Superstorm Sandy” has caused an untold amount of damage in the eastern part of the United States, left millions without electricity, caused flooding, fires and other damage. Preliminary estimates are that the damage will range between $10 billion and $20 billion dollars. The Red Cross...
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