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Disabled SD Veterans Can Get Property Tax Break

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Military veterans who are permanently and totally disabled because of service-related injuries have only a short time left to apply for a new South Dakota program that grants them a partial exemption on their property taxes. The state Revenue Department reports that eligible veterans or the unmarried surviving spouses of...
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Tribal President: Means Instilled Pride

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe says he wants people to remember former American Indian Movement activist Russell Means as someone who helped instill pride among Native Americans in Indian Country. Means died at his home on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Monday morning after battling cancer. He...
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SD Harvest Continues to Advance with Rain

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s row crop harvest continued to progress last week, with nearly all of corn for grain harvested The U.S. Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that 96 percent of the corn for grain has been harvested, up from 90 percent the previous week. This...
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Drought Prompts Ranchers to Sell Off Sheep

NEWELL, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota cattle ranchers are being forced to sell off sheep due to the lack of feed, and most are getting lower prices than in 2011. Saint Onge Livestock sheep yard manager Barney Barnes tells the Black Hills Pioneer (http://bit.ly/Utv0Yo ) that prices were way higher last year. Barnes says...
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