October 3, 2012 Drought Monitor

Drought Conditions Worsen in the Dakotas Over Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Drought conditions have worsened dramatically in South Dakota, and all parts of North Dakota have now slipped into some form of drought. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows 27 percent of South Dakota in the “exceptional” drought category, up from about 7 percent a week ago. More than...
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Lower Brule Woman Pleads Guilty to Five Counts of Vehicular Homicide for 2011 Accident

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) A Lower Brule woman will be sentenced in December for her guilty pleas to five counts of Vehicular Homicide. 19-year-old Tessa Crane appeared in a Kennebec courtroom Wednesday. She was indicted in September of last year on the Vehicular Homicide counts, along with charges that included two counts of...
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SD West Nile Victim was Minnehaha County Resident

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota health officials say the state’s third death from the West Nile virus this season happened in Minnehaha County. The Health Department says the person was older than 75, and died the last week of September. The agency does not release the names of West Nile victims. The...
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FCC Says Mobile Improvements Coming to Corson County

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Federal Communications Commission says 784 new road miles in South Dakota will gain access to advanced mobile networks as part of auctions associated with the new Connect America Fund. The FCC says Standing Rock Communications Inc. will receive nearly $2.3 million to fill gaps in 3G and 4G...
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