September 11, 2012 Drought Monitor Map

Rain Eases Drought as Midwest Corn Harvest Unfolds

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The latest update on the nation’s worst drought in decades shows that farmers bringing in their weakened corn crops caught some relief with recent rains that soaked much of middle America. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows two-thirds of Iowa now in extreme or exceptional drought, the...
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SD Man Sentenced to 16 Years for Killing Woman

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A man who killed a woman on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota has been sentenced to 16 years in federal prison. Fifty-four-year-old Lawrence Whipple, of Mission, pleaded guilty in June to second-degree murder in the February stabbing death of Loretta Waugh. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Whipple...
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SD Governor Orders Flags at Half-Staff

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered all state government agencies to fly flags at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The attack by extremists on Tuesday killed four State Department employees, including American ambassador to Libya John Christopher Stevens,...
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Wednesday Brought the Midland Hometown Tour to the KGFX Airwaves

MIDLAND, S.D. – (DRG News) Did you catch yesterday’s KGFX Hometown Tour? Dorene Foster and Jeri Thomas took the Dakota Cruiser to Midland Wednesday for a visit with a number of community members there. The program originated from the Midland Fire Hall and Dorene spoke to several guests about Midland news, changes in the...
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