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More Chip Seal Work Being Done on Pierre Streets Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Another day of chip seal work is lined up for several street segments in Pierre.  Pierre’s Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says today’s plans call for chip sealing to be finished on a segment of Dakota Avenue between Washington and Harrison Avenues, to complete work which was not...
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Menards Store Could Create 200 Jobs in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Menards store planned for Pierre is expected to create between 150 and 200 jobs. Mayor Laurie Gill says the expected $2.5 million in annual salaries will be a big boost for the local economy. State labor statistics in July indicated that only about 250 people in the Pierre workforce...
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Midwest Hot, Dry Spell Brings Back Drought Worries

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A growing season that began unusually wet and cold in the Midwest is finishing hot and dry, renewing worries of drought and its impact on crops. Experts say corn and soybeans may not have enough moisture in dry areas to develop to full weight, which could reduce this year’s...
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Cattle Ranchers Hope SD Beef Plant Will Reopen

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – North Dakota feedlot operator Jeff Kvamme sends his cattle 450 miles south to Dakota City, Neb. If the long-troubled Northern Beef Packers beef processing plant had achieved its grand plans, that trip would be a 150-mile jaunt down to the South Dakota city of Aberdeen. As creditors grapple with...
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