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LaNina Usually Means Colder Winter for SD

BROOKINGS, SD- The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center has officially declared a La Niña Advisory. SDSU Extension State Climatologist Laura Edwards says LaNina typically means a colder than average winter in South Dakota.   But, Edwards says, more snow doesn’t necessarily mean drought relief.   Edwards says most of South Dakota has...
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Tilt! Old-school pinball is no longer old-school

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (AP) – The old-school arcade game of pinball is resurging in popularity. The International Flipper Pinball Association says interest has skyrocketed over the last decade or so, with the number of pinball players and competitions growing worldwide. The IFPA says there have been nearly 4,500 pinball competitions worldwide in 2017,...
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Transgenic goats broaden application of premier immunotherapy platform with personalized medicine, testing and diagnostics

Sioux Falls, SD– SAB Biotherapeutics, Inc. (SAB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today they have formed and officially launched a Utah-based wholly owned subsidiary, SAB Capra, LLC and incorporated the new entity under the SAB Biotherapeutics corporate umbrella. The new company leverages Transchromosomal (Tc) goats™ to produce human therapeutics and reagents for diagnostics and...
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Anglers Should Use Extreme Caution On South Dakota Lakes

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) officials are urging anglers to use extreme caution when venturing out onto lakes this holiday season. Most lakes in the state have only been frozen for a short period of time and ice conditions, and ice thickness, are extremely variable. Ice thickness is ranging from 10 inches...
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Man convicted of trying to kill South Dakota state trooper

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A man accused of trying to kill a South Dakota state trooper following a traffic stop has been convicted of attempted murder. A Pennington County jury found 35-year-old Donald Willingham guilty on Thursday. The Rapid City Journal reports the verdict comes two years after Trooper Zachary Bader stopped an...
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2 people die in crash on Interstate 29 in SE South Dakota

BERESFORD, S.D. (AP) – Two people have died in a crash on Interstate 29 north of Beresford in southeastern South Dakota. The Department of Public Safety says a pickup truck was northbound just before 12:30 p.m. Thursday on I-29 when the driver lost control. The truck left the roadway, rolled through the median and...
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Group Effort Gets Legion Lake Fire Extinguished

Custer State Park will officially reopen in full capacity today (Dec. 22) after a fire that started Dec. 11 burned more than 84 square miles of the park and beyond. Jay Esperance is the director for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division—the group tasked with prevention and control of wildfires on...
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RMA Announces Changes to its Crop Insurance Policy Provides increased flexibility to producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced changes to its crop insurance policies. Major changes for 2018 focus on conservation compliance certification and choice of unit structure based on the risk management needs of producers. “Every producer’s situation is unique. At RMA we want to ensure the policies we provide...
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Pierre Police Department Shares Travel Safety Reminders

The Pierre Police Department reminds people that if you’re traveling throughout the holiday weekend, please take the time to slow down and focus on your mission of arriving safely. There are many distractions with the technology of today to take a drivers focus away from concentrating on the task of driving safely. Those distractions,...
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Enjoy the Holidays Safely

PIERRE, S.D. – In the hustle of the holiday season, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety reminds people to be safe as well. Superintendent of the Highway Patrol Col. Craig Price says those traveling during the holidays will see more troopers out patrolling highways. He says slow down, focus on your driving, don’t...
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