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SD Tourism Industry’s Economic Impact Up 5 Percent

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the South Dakota tourism industry’s impact on the state economy was nearly $2 billion last year, up 5 percent from the previous year. Daugaard says the tourism industry generated about $291 million in state and local tax revenue last year, about 19 percent of total taxes....
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Mountain Lion

Lion Hunting Behind Last Year’s Pace in SD

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The number of mountain lions being killed during this year’s hunting season in South Dakota is behind last year’s pace, and hunters might not reach the state-set quota of 100 lions. Game, Fish and Parks Regional Wildlife Manager John Kanta tells KEVN-TV that 23 days into the season, 23...
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Study Says SD Agriculture Has $21 Billion Impact

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An associate professor at South Dakota State University says agriculture and related industries had a $21.4 billion impact on South Dakota’s economy in 2010. Gary Taylor, an associate professor of economics, says the impact includes more than $8.3 billion in direct agricultural production, $3.4 billion in inputs supplied by businesses...
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Deceased SD Lawmakers Remembered in Ceremony

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has honored eight former state lawmakers who died in the past year. Members of the House and Senate met in a joint session Thursday to hold a special memorial service for their deceased colleagues. The Legislature holds the service each year. Those honored Thursday included former...
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