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Wild Card 2 Winner in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lottery officials say a Wild Card 2 ticket sold in Rapid City is worth $6,000 in Saturday’s drawing.  The ticket matched all five white ball numbers but missed the Wild Card to win the game’s second prize. The odds of doing so are 1 in about 127,000. ...
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Summer Hours Start this Week at Mount Rushmore

 KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) – Mount Rushmore National Memorial starts its expanded summer hours this week.  The Black Hills tourist site draws nearly 3 million visitors every year.  Starting Friday, the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center and Information Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The evening program and lighting ceremony will...
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Plague Spreading Among Prairie Dogs in South Dakota

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Sylvatic plague that has devastated prairie dog colonies across western South Dakota since 2007 has spread north and east and is now affecting colonies in the Fort Pierre National Grassland.  Wildlife biologist Ruben Mares says that prairie dog towns are becoming fewer and farther between. He says last year, one...
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Crashes Involving Airplanes and Wind Turbines Rare

     ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Federal data indicate that wind turbines are not a major cause of airplane crashes.  A National Transportation Safety Board database lists only two crashes in which a plane struck a wind turbine – one in Palm Springs, California, in 2001, and one near the South Dakota town of Highmore in...
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