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Western SD Counties Hit by Storm Seek Federal Help

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Counties in western South Dakota impacted by last weekend’s snowstorm are seeking help from the federal government. Commissioners in the counties of Pennington, Meade, Lawrence and Butte all have declared disasters. That’s the first step toward getting federal aid. Requests must first go through the governor. Pennington County Commission...
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South Dakota 4-H Looks to Expand Robotics Clubs

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota 4-H is looking to expand its robotics programs. SDSU Extension 4-H STEM field specialist Christine Wood says 4-H will be holding training sessions over the next few months for volunteers, troop leaders, educators and parents interested in leading a club. The clubs will use the National 4-H Junk...
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Some 12,000 Western SD Residents Without Power

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Black Hills Power says about 7,500 of the company’s 59,000 customers remain without power as the storm recovery effort continues. Vice president of operations Vance Crocker says he expects that about 95 percent of Black Hills Power’s customers will have their service restored by the end of the week....
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NWS: No Major Flooding Expected from Melting SD Snow

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – No major flooding is expected from melting snow as western South Dakota emerges from an early fall storm that blanketed the region with up to 4 feet or more of snow. National Weather Service hydrologist Melissa Smith in Rapid City says the area was dry before last weekend’s storm, so...
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