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Rain Limits Crop Activity for Farmers in South Dakota

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Rain across much of South Dakota limited planting activities for farmers last week.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that producers had on average only 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork.  Winter wheat conditions were rated 35 percent very poor, 29 percent poor, 29...
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Officials Say Rains Ease Drought in Much of SD

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Officials say recent rains have eased the drought in much of South Dakota, but problems remain in some western areas of the state.State Climatologist Dennis Todey told the state Drought Task Force on Tuesday that recent rains have replenished moisture in surface soils, but southwestern South Dakota remains particularly...
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Janklow Plaque to be Dedicated at Fort Sisseton

  FORT SISSETON, S.D. (AP) — A plaque honoring former Gov. Bill Janklow will be dedicated next month during the Fort Sisseton Historical Festival.  Fort Sisseton Commissioner Paul Symens says Janklow’s efforts to secure funding for early restoration efforts at Fort Sisseton, along with local support from state Sen. Curt Jones, made restoration of...
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Custer State Park Elk License Raffle Raises $30K

  RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A fundraiser raffle for a Custer State Park elk hunting license has raised more than $30,000 for elk management in South Dakota.  The state Game, Fish & Parks Department says Don Latham, of Renner, won the 2013 permit in a raffle sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. ...
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