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NWS Looks Back at August Temperatures and Rains for Central Sections of State

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says that August brought below normal temps in the first part of the month and the end of the month saw very warm to hot conditions.  In central and northeast South Dakota, average monthly temps were from near to almost two degrees above normal.  The...
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SD Coalition Urges Congress to Pass Farm Bill

HURON, S.D. (AP) – A broad coalition of South Dakota organizations is urging Congress to act quickly to reauthorize the farm bill. The Plainsman of Huron reports that members of the coalition took part Saturday in a rally at the State Fair. Coalition members say the farm bill includes comprehensive programs that affect all...
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Endangered Species Survives in Parts of SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two men from Pierre and Fort Pierre have spent several summers trapping a rare carnivore that’s on the endangered species list – the American burying beetle. The Capital Journal reports Doug Backlund and Gary Marrone dig pitfall traps and bait them with beef kidney to catch the bug that once...
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Officials Say 4-H Participation Up at State Fair

HURON, S.D. (AP) – Officials say 4-H exhibits were up 10 percent from last year at this year’s State Fair in Huron. Peter Nielson, South Dakota State University Extension 4-H Youth Development director, says there were 17,700 pre-entered exhibits and 10,500 display exhibits checked in at the State Fair. Nielson tells the Plainsman of...
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