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State-Issued Irrigation Permits Soaring in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The number of irrigation permits is soaring in South Dakota, due to last year’s drought and to lucrative market prices for corn, wheat and soybeans. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources approved 173 irrigation permits last year. So far this year it has issued 279, and 121...
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SD Communities Help OK Tornado Victims

FAULKTON, S.D. (AP) – Several small communities in parts of South Dakota are teaming up with a hairdresser from Faulkton to help tornado victims in Oklahoma. KELO-TV reports that Sarah Davidson contacted an Oklahoma church and started collected items for people in Moore, Okla., devastated by a deadly tornado that hit last month. The...
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SD, MN Troopers Make 188 Arrests in I-90 Operation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Officials say Highway Patrol troopers from South Dakota and Minnesota have made 188 arrests and issued 522 warnings during a joint enforcement operation on a stretch of Interstate 90. The daylong enforcement effort took place Thursday on I-90 between Chamberlain, S.D., and Fairmont, Minn. South Dakota Patrol Capt. Kevin...
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Highway Patrol to Get Vehicle for Investigations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Highway Patrol is set to get a new SWAT vehicle to help with drug investigations. Attorney General Marty Jackley recently announced that the Highway Patrol will receive nearly $241,000 for the vehicle from the drug control fund. The vehicle will be used by multiple agencies for deployment...
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