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Northern Lights May Expand South Next Couple Days

WASHINGTON (AP) – Residents of the Northern Plains thawing out from a bitter freeze may get rewarded with shimmering northern lights the next couple days. Federal space weather forecaster Joe Kunches said the sun shot out a strong solar flare late Tuesday, which should arrive at Earth early Thursday. It should shake up Earth’s...
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State: $1.3M Spent at SD Farmers Markets in 2013

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials say South Dakota’s farmers markets are a small but growing part of the ag economy. The Agriculture Department says sales topped $1.3 million at the 60-plus markets in the state last year. The department worked with 12 of the operations to determine gross sales, pricing of products and...
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SD Seeks Applications for After-School Grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Education Department says applications are available for grants to support after-school programs that provide students with academic activities. The 21st Century Community Learning Center grants are awarded for five years in amounts of $50,000 to $150,000 a year. The grants are funded by the federal government and...
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Dakotas in Store for a Winter Warm-Up

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Out with the Arctic, in with the Pacific. Just three days after the weather was so cold it prompted many schools in the Dakotas to call off classes, temperatures across the two states Thursday are expected to be in the teens, 20s, 30s, and even 40s. National Weather Service meteorologist...
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