SD Farm Land Value Jumped 25 Percent in Last Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The average value of South Dakota farm land rose by about 25 percent in the past year. The U.S. Agriculture Department reports that the average value of cropland in South Dakota is now $2,320 an acre, up nearly 25 percent from last year’s estimate of $1,860 an acre. Nationally,...
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SD National Guard Unit in Cooking Competition

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Army National Guard unit based in Pierre is taking part in a national cooking competition. The 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion recently won a regional contest against units from North Dakota and Oregon. It now will compete against a half dozen other units around the country in...
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I-90 in SD Being Named ‘Purple Heart Trail’

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota stretch of Interstate 90 is being renamed as the “Purple Heart Trail.” The Purple Heart is a decoration given to wounded soldiers. The designation will apply to Interstate 90 in South Dakota from the Wyoming border to Minnesota. South Dakota’s Transportation Commission recently approved a request for...
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Hughes County Wheel Tax Hike Could Go to Voters

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A man who helped defeat two previous attempts by Hughes County commissioners to raise the county wheel tax says he has collected enough petition signatures to put the fate of another increase in the hands of voters. David Braun needed to gather 531 signatures to refer the increase approved by...
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