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Grants Available to SD Rural Youth Groups

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Agriculture Department is asking rural youth groups to apply for grants to support community projects. The grants are available to 4-H clubs, FFA chapters and Family Career and Community Leaders of America chapters. The grants were developed to demonstrate the importance of rural communities and the value...
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Covered Bridge

South Dakota’s Risky Bridges Lie on Lesser Roads

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A survey of South Dakota’s bridges finds more than 100 of them carry a dual designation that could mean problems. The Associated Press analyzed data in the National Bridge Inventory, and found 127 South Dakota bridges classified as both “fracture critical” and “structurally deficient.” The first category means the bridge...
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Buche’s Foods Purchases Gemar Stores

WAGNER, S.D. (AP) – A grocer whose family has been in business 108 years is adding to his operation, almost by accident. When R.F. Buche bought the Tripp store this year, he made a courtesy call to Greg Gemar, who owns stores in neighboring Scotland and Tyndall. The Press & Dakotan reports Gemar had...
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Bow and Arrow

GF&P Offering Educator Archery Training Sessions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is offering free archery training for educators. National Archery in the Schools Program trainings sessions are scheduled for Rapid City on Sept. 30 and Oacoma on Oct. 2. The day-long training sessions run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The program provides the...
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