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Flu Cases Shorten Blood Supply in the Dakotas, Minnesota

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The flu and other winter illnesses have led to a shortage of blood in parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota, and recent blizzard conditions have hindered efforts to collect more. Molly Vetter, center manager of United Blood Services in Aberdeen, S.D., says a blizzard about a week ago cost the...
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Today is South Dakota Civil Air Patrol Day

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has declared today as South Dakota Civil Air Patrol Day. Daugaard signed the proclamation establishing the day as a way to recognize the hard work and volunteer hours that the members of the Civil Air Patrol put in during missions for local, state, tribal and federal governments....
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Tina Titze Receives Service Award February 2013

Emergency Management Official Receives Award

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The assistant director of the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management has recently been awarded the Service Member Patriot Award from the United States Department of Defense. Tina Titze earned the honor for her support as a citizen employer of South Dakota Army National Guard member Jonathan Nesladek, an OEM...
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Study Documents Conversion of Grassland to Crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A new study documents a loss of 1.3 million acres of grassland over a five-year period in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa. The research by Christopher Wright and Michael Wimberly of the Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence at South Dakota State University says a doubling...
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