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SD, ND to be Represented in Farm Bill Negotiations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota and North Dakota will have seats at the table when Congress attempts to negotiate a new farm bill. South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem and North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven have been named conferees for the talks. Noem, who was appointed on Saturday, is the first House member...
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Helping Hands

Ranchers from Around the Country Offer Help to SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Officials say people from around the country have offered to help fellow ranchers in western South Dakota who lost cattle in a snowstorm earlier this month. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports that about 250 people have called into a help line since Thursday, some with offers to help...
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Montana on Map

Montana Groups Urge Ranchers to Donate Livestock

GALLATIN GATEWAY, Mont. (AP) – A couple of Montana groups are asking ranchers in the region to help South Dakotans hit hard by last weekend’s snowstorm by donating production cattle and sheep. Citizens for Balanced Use and the Bar Quarter Circle Ranch say they’re working with the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association on the effort....
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Mount Rushmore

SD, Private Donors Pay to Reopen Mount Rushmore

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state of South Dakota and several corporate donors have worked out a deal with the National Park Service to reopen Mount Rushmore during the government shutdown. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says it will cost $15,200 a day to pay the federal government to run the landmark tourist attraction in the...
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