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More South Dakota Cattle in Feedlots Than Year Ago

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Large South Dakota feedlots have more cattle than a year ago. The U.S. Agriculture Department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says lots with capacities of 1,000 or more head contained 230,000 cattle on feed on Feb. 1. That’s up 5 percent from last year. Placements for cattle headed to slaughter...
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National Guard Exhibit to Offer History of Women’s Uniforms

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota National Guard is celebrating the contribution of women in the U.S. Armed Forces by bringing a military uniform exhibit to college campuses in the state. The Women’s History Month military uniform exhibit will feature service uniforms from several time periods. The free exhibit at several of...
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Avera to Manage Smoking Cessation Program on Reservations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A research program that uses mobile technology including text messages to promote smoking cessation and ultimately prevent lung cancer deaths among Native Americans will now be handled by Avera Health. The Walking Forward program has been managed by Rapid City Regional Hospital since it was started in 2012. Avera...
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SDDVA Continuing to Look for Vets Not Contacted in Last Year’s Operation RAV

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Last year’s Operation Reaching All Veterans effort is being followed up in the coming months by work to contact veterans missed in the 2014 endeavor.  South Dakota’s Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Larry Zimmerman says Operation RAV resulted in contact with at least 63,000 of the state’s approximately 75,000...
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