September 6, 2012 Drought Monitor

Drought Conditions Worsen in South Dakota

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota State University officials say drought conditions have worsened in South Dakota as hot, dry weather returned last week after a brief period of cooler temperatures. SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist Laura Edwards says the latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows parts of southeastern South Dakota in exceptional drought, the...
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SD Hall of Fame

SD Hall of Fame Induction Starting Today

OACOMA, S.D. (AP) – Ten more people will be inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame during a two-day event starting Friday in Chamberlain. Hall of Fame officials say the honorees have contributed to the development and heritage of South Dakota. They’ll be inducted during an event at the South Dakota Hall of...
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Governor Daugaard

Daugaard to Chair NGA Natural Resources Committee

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has been selected as chairman of the National Governor’s Association’s natural resources committee. The committee presides over issues involving land and agriculture management, water, energy and the environment. Daugaard says he’s honored by the selection and looking forward to the challenge, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett...
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South Dakota Seal

SD Grants Available for Rural Youth Groups

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture has money available for grants to help rural youth organizations with projects aimed at improving communities or enhancing public safety. Grants are open to 4-H clubs, FFA chapters and Family Career and Community Leaders of America chapters. Basic grants are limited to $750 and...
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