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PRFD Called to Fire at Farm Island Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Rural Fire Department spent about 3 ½ hours at the site of a fire at Farm Island Recreation Area on Monday. Pierre Rural Fire Chief Jason Roggow says the fire was reported about 3:45 p.m. by someone who noted smoke and some flames in one part of...
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SD GF&P Proposes Bump in Nonresident Licenses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says it will ask for an increase in several nonresident hunting license fees to bring in more than $1 million in additional revenue next year. The proposal will be presented to the state Game, Fish and Parks commissioners in Deadwood on...
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Ideal Weather Helps Rapid Pace of Row Crop Harvest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Agriculture officials say ideal weather conditions in South Dakota have pushed the row crop harvest far ahead of last year’s pace and the five-year average. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that 55 percent of corn for grain has been harvested, ahead of the...
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ND, SD Rank 1-2 Per Capita in West Nile Cases

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An Associated Press analysis shows that South Dakota and North Dakota rank first and second per capita in the rate of West Nile virus cases. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures list 175 cases of the mosquito-borne illness in South Dakota, a rate of about 21 infections per...
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