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Soybeans Finally Winning Ground in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Farmers in South Dakota in 2012 planted 4.75 million acres of soybeans, of which they harvested 4.65 million. It’s another big year for the soybeans, which have enjoyed slow-but-steady growth in the state since being 1939, when the crop first shows up in statewide crop data. That year, farmers planted...
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SD Awards $325K in Tobacco Prevention Grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Tobacco Control Program has awarded $325,000 in grant funding to 13 community-school partnerships. Each partnership was granted $25,000 to improve tobacco prevention and control efforts in their communities. The partnerships carry out a variety of tobacco prevention activities throughout the year. Colleen Winter is director of health...
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ND, SD Rank 1-2 in Independent Nursing Home Study

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A study by an independent news organization shows that North Dakota and South Dakota have the lowest number of serious deficiencies in its nursing homes. Figures compiled by ProPublica show that North Dakota had the lowest rate of serious deficiencies per nursing home in the last three years at 0.01....
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What to Know in SD Legislative Session’s Second Week

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Criminal justice reform is to take center stage as South Dakota’s 2013 legislative session picks up the pace. Lawmakers descended on Pierre last week to kick off the annual session. A first committee hearing will be Tuesday on a plan to cut prison costs and improve the rehabilitation of criminal...
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