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Drought Ebbs in Northeast, Worsens in Southeast SD

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – Drought conditions have eased somewhat in northeastern South Dakota, but the situation has worsened in some counties in the southeastern part of the state. Laura Edwards of the South Dakota State University Extension Service says this week’s drought report reflects recent rainfall and improving crop conditions in the northeastern corner...
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Kristi Noem

SD Representative Noem Says Bill Helps Livestock Producers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Rep. Kristi Noem says the livestock disaster assistance bill passed by the U.S. House is a good first step toward helping South Dakota farmers and ranchers deal with problems caused by the drought. But the Republican congresswoman says she will continue trying to persuade House leaders to pass a five-year...
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Annual Oglala Lakota Nation Powwow Starts Friday

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – It’s a weekend full of events on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The 27th annual Oglala Lakota Nation Powwow and Rodeo in Pine Ridge runs through Sunday. The event features dancers of all ages performing in a variety of competitions. Also starting today is the annual Wounded Knee Memorial...
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SD US House Candidates Will Debate August 22

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – The two candidates for South Dakota’s lone seat in the U.S. House will meet in a debate Aug. 22 to discuss agricultural issues. The debate between Republican Rep. Kristi Noem and Democratic challenger Matt Varilek will be held in Mitchell as part of the annual Dakotafest farm show. The event...
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