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Economic Development Official Talks About NBP

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The head of South Dakota’s economic development agency says he believes a failed beef packing plant in Aberdeen will be up and running in a short time. Pat Costello talked with a legislative committee investigating the development agency and its involvement in issues relating to the failed Northern Beef Packers...
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Corps Says Repeat of 2011 Missouri River Flooding Unlikely

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Corps of Engineers official says the mountain snowpack in the Missouri River’s upper basin is close to levels seen before 2011 flooding on the river. But she says flooding this year is still far less likely. Jody Farhat with the corps says drought in 2012 has resulted in...
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SD to Begin Using E15 in State-Owned Vehicles

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Part of the state’s vehicle fleet will begin using a blend of gasoline and ethanol as fuel. South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Thursday announced that the state will launch a six-month test period during which some vehicles will be fueled on E15. The state will use E15 in flex...
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SD Lawmakers Begin Look at Development Programs

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel is holding its first hearing on the state’s economic development agency and its involvement in issues related to a failed beef packing plant. The Government Operations and Audit Committee will review two reports from private auditing firms and one from the state Department of Legislative...
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