Study: Cougars Again Spreading Across Midwest

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A new study suggests cougars are again spreading across the Midwest, a century after the generally reclusive predators were hunted to near extinction in much of the region. The findings by a University of Minnesota doctoral student, a Southern Illinois University wildlife ecologist and the Cougar Network are detailed in...
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Teen Detained After Police Called to Report of an Intruder in Pierre Residence

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre teen was detained Wednesday morning after police were called to the report that an intruder was in a Pierre residence. Police were dispatched to the 2300 block of Flag Mountain Drive around 6:10 a.m. Wednesday morning. Police Captain Elton Blemaster says that when officers arrived on scene,...
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Winter Wheat Forecast for SD Changes Little

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The government’s estimate of winter wheat production in South Dakota has changed little over the month. The Agriculture Department now pegs the state’s crop at just below 56 million bushels, down 2 percent from May and down 16 percent from last year. Nationwide, the winter wheat crop is expected...
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Johnson Leads Banking Hearing on JPMorgan Losses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sen. Tim Johnson is questioning why the largest U.S. bank failed to have more risk controls in place, leading to more than $2 billion lost on risky trades. Johnson is the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. He opened a congressional hearing Wednesday in which lawmakers questioned JPMorgan Chase...
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