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USDA Says Weather Affecting Farmers’ Ability to Plant Crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Cool and wet conditions are continuing across South Dakota and have limited farmers’ ability to complete fieldwork. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that producers had on average only 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork. Winter wheat was jointed at 65 percent and headed at...
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SD Retirement System Has Good Investment Return

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Retirement System’s assets have grown to an all-time high after earning 19.8 percent on investments through the first 11 months of the financial year. The system’s assets peaked at about $8.2 billion in 2007 and then plummeted during the recession. But Retirement System director Rob Wylie says...
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Former SD Secretary of State Kundert Dies

MOBRIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Former South Dakota Secretary of State and lawmaker Alice Kundert has died. She was 92. Secretary of State Jason Gant says Kundert, of Mobridge, died Monday. Kundert was Secretary of State from 1979 to 1987. She served in the state House of Representatives from 1990 to 1994. Kundert was born...
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SD Water District Looks to Expand, Upgrade

WINNER, S.D. (AP) – The Tripp County Water User District in southern South Dakota is applying for $11.5 million in grants and loans from the federal Agriculture Department for an expansion project. The Daily Republic reports officials hope to start the $11.7 million project next spring and complete it in the fall of 2015. The...
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