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Mitchell Boy Honored for Heroism in Vehicle Crash

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota boy has been honored for saving the life of his brother during a fatal crash that killed five people. Twelve-year-old Mamut Blaine, of Mitchell, received the Award of Bravery from the Lyman County sheriff’s office and the Everyday Hero Award from the South Dakota governor’s office. Authorities...
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USDA Awards South Dakota Corporation $99K Grant

KADOKA, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota corporation is one of 16 recipients of a federal grant to spur economic development. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that the Jackson-Kadoka Economic Development Corporation is receiving a $99,000 grant. The money will be used to establish a revolving loan fund to assist small and...
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Fruit Orchard Planted on SD Reservation

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An orchard of fruit trees has been planted on the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation as the result of a national program. The Communities Take Root program lets people vote online to decide which communities get fruit orchards. The program is sponsored by Dreyer’s Fruit Bars and the Fruit Tree...
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SD Inducting Country Musicians Into Hall of Fame

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – A dozen musicians with ties to South Dakota will be inducted into the state’s Country Music Hall of Fame next month. The ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 9 at the Cedar Shore Resort near Oacoma and Chamberlain. The Argus Leader reports that the inductees were chosen from about 80 nominations...
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