October 16, 2012 Drought Monitor Map for High Plains

Drought Stable in ND But Worsens Again in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Drought conditions are stable in North Dakota over the week, but they have worsened again in South Dakota. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that 57 percent of South Dakota is now in the two worst categories of drought, extreme and exceptional. That is up from about 53...
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Boy Scouts Food Drive

Local Scouts to Hold Food Drive for the Community

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Local Boy Scouts in the Pierre/Fort Pierre area will place Scouting for Food bags on doors around the two communities beginning this weekend-as they begin their annual drive to collect non-perishable goods for the local food bank. On Saturday, October 27, Scouts will again go around to pick...
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Winds and Tree

Strong Winds Sweeping Through the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Strong winds are causing problems for motorists, electrical crews and even buildings in the Dakotas. The National Weather Service has posted high wind advisories and warnings for a second day, with gusts of more than 60 mph in some areas. Scattered power outages have occurred in the two states. The...
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Governor Mike Rounds

Former GOP SD Governor Exploring Run for US Senate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former Republican South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has filed paperwork to explore a run for the U.S. Senate in 2014. The Argus Leader reports that Rounds filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission that enables him to raise and spend a limited amount of money to test the waters...
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