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Conservative Group Trying to Reshape SD’s GOP

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A conservative grassroots group in Rapid City has pledged to push South Dakota’s Republican Party further right. The Rapid City Journal reports that 22 people associated with the group are challenging Republican incumbents this election that they perceive as too centrist. Bill Napoli is a former Republican state lawmaker...
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Free Admission and Fishing May 17-19 at SD Parks

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – It’s a sure sign that summer’s getting close – free admission to South Dakota parks and fishing areas. The Department of Game, Fish and Parks says its annual open house is next weekend, May 17-19. Anglers can fish without a license anywhere in the state, and entrance fees are waived...
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USDA Says Winter Wheat Crop Forecast for 88 Percent Jump

 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s 2014 winter wheat crop is forecast to be up 88 percent from last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting the crop based on May 1 conditions to be 49.1 million bushels.  Average yield is forecast at 45 bushels per acre, up 6 bushels from last...
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Songbird Species Getting Pushed North into Canada

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Baird’s sparrow for years has spent its summers in a mostly Canadian swath that dips into grassland prairies in North Dakota, Montana and far northern South Dakota. But the small songbird could opt for sole Canadian residency in the coming decades. Research from the U.S. Geological Survey’s EROS...
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