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Nearly One-Third of SD Now in Exceptional Drought

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Nearly one-third of South Dakota is now in the grips of exceptional drought, up from a little more than one-fourth of the state last week. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that all of South Dakota and North Dakota remain in some category of drought. Exceptional drought, the...
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South Dakota Corn Crop Estimate Lowered Slightly

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The federal Agriculture Department has slightly lowered its corn production forecast for South Dakota. Officials forecast the crop at just under 503 million bushels, down 1 percent from September and down 23 percent from last year. South Dakota’s soybean crop is now pegged at about 130 million bushels, up...
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South Dakota Sees Increase in Whooping Cough Cases

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State health officials say whooping cough cases are on the rise in South Dakota. The South Dakota Department of Health says in a news release that whooping cough cases are up 87 percent over the five-year median. Fifty-six cases have been reported as of Oct. 3. Health officials say most...
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Nebraska Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft from Tribal Casino

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Nebraska woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling from a Native American casino. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson announced Thursday that 36-year-old Michelle Carrier of Valentine, Neb., pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and theft. Prosecutors say Carrier, who is also known as Michelle Witt-Moore, embezzled money while the...
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