John Thune Official Photo

US Sen. John Thune Reports Nearly $10 Million Cash-on-Hand

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. John Thune’s campaign says he has nearly $10 million cash-on-hand as he starts an election cycle in which he’s expected to run for a third term. The Republican from South Dakota drew no opponent in 2010 after beating then-Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle in 2004 in a...
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Railroad Track

Farmers Told to Plant Farther from Dakota Southern Railway

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Some farmers along the Dakota Southern Railway are being asked to plant their crops a bit farther from the railroad tracks. The Daily Republic in Mitchell reports that state and local officials and members of the Mitchell-Rapid City Regional Railroad Authority discussed the issue during a conference call. Dakota Southern...
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Trailing the Sheep ca. 2000 Sun Valley, Idaho, USA

South Dakota Sheep and Lamb Production Down Over the Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The number of sheep and lambs in South Dakota is down from a year ago. A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that the state’s sheep and lamb inventory on Jan. 1 totaled 255,000 animals, down 15,000 from the previous year. The breeding herd was down...
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Friday Brought Alcohol Compliance Checks at Area Businesses

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies conducted an Alcohol Compliance Check at various locations on Friday.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says authorities checked 12 businesses in Pierre, three in Fort Pierre and three in Hughes County.  Blemaster says those that sold alcohol to buyers...
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