Sioux Falls Events Center Construction nears Halfway Point

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A little more than $24 million has been spent on construction and development costs for a new events center scheduled to open next year in Sioux Falls.  An estimated $1 million a day is being spent in the construction of the Denny Sanford Premier Center as construction nears...
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Army Corp of Engineers

Officials hope to limit Missouri River flooding

  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After several days of heavy rain across the lower Missouri River basin, the amount of water released into the river is being reduced to help minimize flooding.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it began reducing the amount of water flowing into the river on Sunday because of...
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Blue Cloud Abbey

South Dakota Monastery and Retreat Center Remains Unsold

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A northeast South Dakota monastery and retreat center that housed Benedictine monks for more than six decades remains unsold a year after its residents voted to shut it down.  Blue Cloud Abbey has been looking for a religious group to buy the 80-acre property. But Abbot Denis Quinkert...
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Rain Limits Crop Activity for Farmers in South Dakota

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Rain across much of South Dakota limited planting activities for farmers last week.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that producers had on average only 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork.  Winter wheat conditions were rated 35 percent very poor, 29 percent poor, 29...
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