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Governor’s Drought Task Force to Meet in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Governor’s Drought Taskforce is meeting in Pierre on Tuesday. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor Map shows that about 61 percent of South Dakota is in severe or extreme drought. The hardest-hit areas in South Dakota are in the southwest and the southeast. Representatives from several government agencies serve on...
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Drought Among Drains on Midwest Economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly survey suggests that the continuing drought and lessening export demand for U.S. products are among the drains on the economy in nine Midwest and Plains. A report released Tuesday says August’s Mid-America Business Conditions Index remained below growth neutral for a second month. It rose to 49.7 from...
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Tribal Leaders Holding Teach-In About SD Land

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. (AP) – A group spearheading an effort to buy land in South Dakota that Native American tribes consider sacred is holding a teach-in on Saturday during the annual Cheyenne River Sioux powwow. Last Real Indians founder Chase Iron Eyes says in a news release that he and tribal leaders and activists...
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Report: Federal Cases Filed in S. Dakota Up

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An annual report from the U.S. Attorney’s Office shows that the number of criminal cases filed in federal court in South Dakota has increased by more than 20 percent from 2010 to 2011. The report shows the U.S. Attorney’s Office filed 691 criminal cases in 2011. This is up...
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