USDA to Begin 4-week General CRP Signup May 20

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture will open a four-week general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program on May 20. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement Saturday at the National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic in Minneapolis. He says the CRP was vital in later summer’s drought. He says it protected...
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South Dakota Legislature: What to Know This Week

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Senate and House committees on Health and Human Services will hold a joint hearing Wednesday on the possibility of expanding Medicaid to cover more low-income people as part of the national health care overhaul. A group of lawmakers, including leaders from both parties, recommended that the hearing be held...
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USD Hosting Exhibition About Former Governor Janklow

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – The University of South Dakota is hosting an exhibition showcasing documents and materials belonging to former Gov. Bill Janklow. Janklow died in January 2012 at age 72 from brain cancer. The exhibition, which runs until April 16 at the University Libraries, gives a background to the official and personal papers...
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Power Outages Hit Eastern Parts of Pierre Twice Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre now says power should be completely restored for about 300 utility customers in east and southeast portions of Pierre. Utilities Director Brad Palmer says electric service should have been turned back on for all impacted customers within the past 30-45 minutes. Power went out about...
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