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South Dakota Has Record Soybean Crop But Smaller Corn Crop

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Last year’s corn crop in South Dakota was down from the previous year, but soybean production set a record. The Agriculture Department estimates South Dakota’s 2014 soybean crop at 230 million bushels, up 24 percent from 2013. Corn production dropped 2 percent to 787 million bushels. Nationally, production of...
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Winter Wheat Acres for Harvest Differ in the Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – This year’s winter wheat crop is bigger in South Dakota but smaller in North Dakota. The Agriculture Department estimates winter wheat acres for harvest in South Dakota this year at 1.48 million, up 22 percent from 1.21 million acres last year. In North Dakota, the acres for harvest are...
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Governor to Talk Transportation Funding in State of State

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is slated to kick off South Dakota’s upcoming legislative session with a State of the State address that will highlight issues ranging from road and bridge funding to workforce development initiatives. Lawmakers will gather at the state Capitol on Tuesday for the beginning of the 2015 session....
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Trooper Wounded in Kimball Shooting Released from Hospital

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper wounded during a standoff near Kimball has been released from the hospital. Sgt. John Koenig was shot by a rifle last week in the arm and the side when he responded to a report of a person threatening law enforcement officers. The 28-year veteran...
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