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Dakotas Winter Wheat Crops in Good Shape

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – The winter wheat crops in the Dakotas are in decent shape as spring begins. The Agriculture Department says in its monthly crop and weather reports that 90 percent of North Dakota’s winter wheat crop is rated fair or good. In South Dakota, 82 percent of the crop is in those...
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SD Farmers to Plant Less Corn, More Soybeans

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota farmers intend to plant a record soybean crop this year.     The Agriculture Department in its March 31 prospective plantings report pegs South Dakota’s soybean crop at 4.8 million acres, up 4 percent from last year. Corn acreage is expected to decline 6 percent to 5.8 million acres.     That mirrors...
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Upper Midwest Blizzard Not Increasing Flood Fears

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A spring blizzard that dumped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of the Upper Midwest isn’t increasing flooding fears. National Weather Service meteorologists say there wasn’t much of a flood threat going into Monday’s storm, and the snow that fell didn’t have a lot of water in it....
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Mobridge Residents Working Hard for Charities and Awareness

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) Area residents Karen Vogel and Corrina Beck are working hard to raise money for charities and awareness. First Karen will be participating in the March of Dimes, March for Babies in Aberdeen on Saturday April 12th with all donations going to the March of Dimes to help with funding...
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Midwest Economic Survey Index Rises Slightly

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has risen slightly, suggesting economic growth over the next three to six months. A report issued late Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index inched up in February. Looking six months ahead, the business confidence portion of the overall...
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Regents Spokeswoman Tapped for University Center

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The spokeswoman for the South Dakota Board of Regents will also lead the center that offers college classes in Pierre. Janelle Toman has been named executive director of Capital University Center. She’ll continue her duties as director of communications for the Regents, which she has done since 2002. The center...
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SD Attorney General Glad of New Tool to Fight Meth

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has applauded the Legislature and governor for approving a measure establishing electronic records of cold medicine sales to mitigate meth production. Jackley championed the bill. The measure will become law in July. It calls for retailers who sell cold and allergy medicines with particular...
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Spring Storm Still Affecting SD Schools, Roads

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Many schools in northern South Dakota are starting late and some are closed for the day in the wake of a spring blizzard that crossed the state. The Monday storm dumped as much as 10 inches of snow in northeastern South Dakota, with lesser but still-significant amounts to the...
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Three Separate Grass/Stubble Fires Dot Parts of Central SD Sunday

UNDATED – (DRG News) Some central South Dakota emergency crews spent their Sunday putting out fires. The Fort Pierre Fire Department was called about 1:15 p.m. to the report that a grass fire was burning about 20-25 miles south of Fort Pierre on Highway 1806 near Lower Brule Farms. Fire Chief Rick Cronin says on arrival, firefighters found...
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Additional State Offices Close Due to Storm in Central South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. – Due to the strong winter storm impacting the area, State offices in Central South Dakota will close today, effective immediately. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered the offices in Campbell, Haakon, Hughes, Potter, Stanley, Sully and Walworth counties to close today (Monday), effective immediately. These offices are closing in addition to offices already...
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