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Corn and Soy Stocks Up in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Stocks of corn and soybeans are up in South Dakota. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn stocks on Dec. 1 totaled 644 million bushels, up 66 percent from the same date in 2012. Of that total, 410 million bushels are stored on farms, a 71 percent jump, and...
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SD Legislature to Debate Common Core Standards

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers expect to spend a lot of time during the upcoming legislative session debating the Common Core standards that establish what students should know in math and English at each grade level. Rep. Jim Bolin, of Canton, says he believes the standards adopted by 45 states are a...
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2014 SD Mountain Lion Season Off to a Slow Start

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Hunters in the South Dakota’s Black Hills are reporting a slow start to the season. The Rapid City Journal reports that as of Friday, 10 mountain lions had been killed, which is about half as many compared to a typical season. Hunters say lack of fresh snow in the...
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House Destroyed by Fire in Mobridge

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) At approximately 6:20 p.m. January 11th, the Mobridge Fire, Police and Ambulance Departments responded to a house fire at 1109 North Main Street in Mobridge, S.D On their arrival the house was emitting smoke from the doors and windows.  Shortly thereafter the house was fully involved with fire. I spoke...
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Panel Says Lawmaker Can Run for Judicial Position

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota committee that deals with judicial elections says a state lawmaker could campaign for a judicial position while continuing to serve in the Legislature. However, the South Dakota Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention says the state Constitution provides that no judge can be a member of...
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Haulers Dealing With Diesel Fuel Shortage

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A diesel shortage in the region has made for some long days for haulers trying to stock fuel stations. WDAY television reports that the No. 1 diesel fuel shortage has affected prices. The fuel currently costs about 60 cents more than No. 2 diesel fuel. North Dakota Petroleum Marketers Association...
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SD 125th Anniversary Will Feature Wagon Train

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s celebration of its 125th anniversary of statehood will include a wagon train that will travel from Yankton to Pierre in September. Members of a commission appointed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard say the celebration also will end with some kind of event in Pierre on Nov. 2, the 125th...
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South Dakota Farmers Produce Record Corn Crop

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Crop production in South Dakota last year was up significantly over the previous year and includes a record amount of corn. The National Agricultural Statistics Service says total 2013 corn production is estimated at 809 million bushels, up 51 percent over the year before. The South Dakota Corn Utilization...
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AG Jackley Releasing Investigative Docs to Auditor General

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says he’s releasing criminal investigative and state grand jury information to the Department of Legislative Audit to assist with its audit of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. The joint motion filed by Jackley and the Auditor General was approved Friday. Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced...
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Fort Pierre Fire Crews Practice Skills at Old Fort Pierre Elementary

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Although it may have looked bad, smoke coming from Fort Pierre’s recently shuttered elementary school was just for training purposes.  The Fort Pierre Fire Department used the building for its weekly training, utilizing the building to refine firefighters’ skills in rescues from smoky structures, ventilation training and more. ...
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