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Wheat Harvest

SD Winter Wheat Production Forecast Down

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s winter wheat production is forecast to be down 14 percent from last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its May Crop Report that the forecast for 2012 is 57.2 million bushels, down from 66.8 million bushels in 2011. The 2012 winter wheat yield is forecast...
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Health Insurance Papers

SD Awarded Grant But Will Wait on Exchange

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has been awarded a $5.9 million federal grant to continue research into the possibility of a state-run health insurance exchange. But Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state will continue to wait for the outcome of the lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul before deciding whether to...
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Jim Abdnor

Jim Abdnor, Ex-US Senator from South Dakota, Dies

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. Jim Abdnor, the South Dakota Republican who ousted George McGovern from the Senate, has died. His family said in a statement that Abdnor died Wednesday at the age of 89. He had been in hospice care recently. Despite three decades in public service, Abdnor never mastered the...
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Shoe

SD Gets About $72,000 in Skechers USA Settlement

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the state’s share of a multistate settlement with the Skechers USA Inc. footwear company is nearly $72,000. Skechers will pay $40 million in customer refunds to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that it made unfounded claims about the benefits of its...
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