South Dakota

Rural Areas to Feel Strain as SD Population Grays

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s state demographer says that in coming years more baby boomers will age into retirement and more young people will migrate to large urban areas. Mike McCurry tells the Argus Leader newspaper that the trends have big implications for elder care, transportation needs and rural economies. McCurry’s research...
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Official Says SD Pulse Crop Plant Could Compete

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The CEO of a planned pulse crop processing plant in South Dakota says it could compete with North Dakota’s established industry by moving into what he calls secondary processing. Mat Chaudry says that includes such processes as making gluten-free flour, instead of just cleaning and packaging dry pea, lentil and...
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Video Blasting SD ‘Corn Dog’ Candidate Goes Ciral

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota GOP campaign video depicting a Democratic House candidate as jet-setting around the globe to earn environmental degrees and hosting a “raucous” corn dog party has gone viral. And both Democrats and Republicans are hoping the Web hits keep coming. Democrat Matt Varilek says it’s goofy to...
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Department of Agriculture Seeks Drought Advice From Farmers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is asking farmers and ranchers who struggled with this year’s extreme drought conditions to send their ideas on drought disaster relief. South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Walt Bones says the Department of Agriculture wants to know how best to help producers through drought this...
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