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New Law Signed by President Lets Tribes Seek Direct Disaster Aid

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The response to natural disasters and other emergencies in American Indian communities is expected to improve thanks to legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama. Tribes are now able to seek federal disaster aid directly from the president rather than waiting for state governors to make a declaration. The...
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Governor Dennis Daugaard

Daugaard Signs Tourism Tax Measure into Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed his first bill of the 2013 legislative session. House bill 1066 continues the current tax rate on tourism-related businesses during the June-September period. The governor’s office says the tax on the gross receipts of most tourism-related goods and services was 1 percent until...
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Spring Wheat Prices Down 52 Cents From December

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Agriculture Department says spring wheat prices for January are averaging $8.06 per bushel, a decrease of 52 cents from the previous month. The South Dakota office of the National Agriculture Statistics Service says the preliminary winter wheat price of $7.96 is down 35 cents from last month...
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Shelterbelts in North Dakota

SD Officials Hold Workshops on Fixing Shelterbelts

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Agriculture Department is holding workshops in northwestern South Dakota on how to renovate shelterbelts. The free workshops will provide information on how to evaluate shelterbelts and plan improvements. Information will include replacing or removing selected trees and shrubs. John Hinners of the Agriculture Department says drastic drops in...
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