Boost in SD Newspaper Rates for Legal Ads Dropped

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota newspapers have dropped their request for a 3 percent increase in the rates that cities, counties, school districts and other government bodies pay to print their minutes and other legal notices. A legislative committee last month refused to approve the increase and instead asked the state Bureau of...
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Dry Soil

Parts of SD Experience Driest Summer on Record

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Some parts of South Dakota have experienced their driest summer on record. The National Weather Service says the cities of Sturgis in the west, Winner in the south central part of the state and Sioux Falls in the southeast set records for dryness during the “meteorological summer,” which is...
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Corn Cob

Drought Cutting Into SD Corn, Soybean Crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Drought appears to be affecting South Dakota’s corn and soybean crops. The Agriculture Department’s September production report lowers the expected yield for the state’s corn crop by 2 bushels per acre from August and the expected yield for the soybean crop by 3 bushels. The South Dakota corn crop...
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Certificate and Books

Former SD Inmates Earn GED Certificates

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Some former South Dakota prison inmates recently earned their GED certificates, thanks in part to changes in the testing and scoring process. Prison officials say a state panel recently approved a scoring realignment for the GED test, bringing South Dakota’s requirements in line with 48 other states. Passing scores were...
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