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Forecast: Dakotas in Store for Weekend Warm-up

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – After a cold and snowy early spring, residents of the Dakotas are looking forward to a weekend warm-up. The National Weather Service says high temperatures are expected to reach into the 50s and 60s in North Dakota and into the 60s and 70s in South Dakota. That will be...
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SD Man Charged with Threatening Senator Tim Johnson

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man accused of threatening U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson because the senator supports gun control has been taken into custody. According to documents filed in federal court, Jonathan Constantine of Piedmont has been charged with transmitting in interstate commerce a threat to injure another. Constantine allegedly posted a...
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EPA Again Questions Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency again is raising objections to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from western Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. Despite more than four years of study, the State Department’s analysis of the project’s environmental impact is “insufficient,” the EPA said Monday. In a letter...
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Western South Dakota Ranch Wins Conservation Award

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A western South Dakota ranch has won the annual Leopold Conservation Award for voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources. The Sand County Foundation, South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association and the South Dakota Grassland Coalition announced that the award has been given to the Guptill Ranch, a 7,000-acre cattle operation near...
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