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February Gaming Income Up, Bets Down in Deadwood

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – Gaming revenue in Deadwood was up roughly 1 percent in February compared to the same time last year. The Black Hills Pioneer reports┬áthat the amount of money wagered, however, was down 2.7 percent. Industry officials blame the drop on losing slot machines. Weston Pleinis is the general manager of the...
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SD Commission Considers Gregory Elevator Licenses

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has scheduled a special meeting to consider whether to suspend the licenses of a grain elevator in Gregory. The commission’s staff has recommended that the three commissioners immediately suspend the Gregory Farmers Elevator’s grain buyer and grain warehouse licenses. The commission has scheduled a...
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South Dakota Hog Inventory Down 9 Percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The number of hogs and pigs in South Dakota is down 9 percent from the same time last year. That’s according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture hog inventory. The USDA says there were 1.18 million head in the state on March 1. Breeding hog inventory stood at 175,000...
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Ag Secretary Promoting Healthier Food Choices

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says it’s a misconception that fruits and vegetables are more expensive than processed food. Vilsack, speaking during a news conference Thursday at a Hy-Vee grocery store in Sioux Falls, says price comparisons that perpetuate the myth are based on calories. He says it makes...
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