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USGS: High Plains Aquifer Groundwater Declining

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The U.S. Geological Survey says groundwater levels are declining in an aquifer that serves parts of Oklahoma and seven other states. The USGS has released a report on changes in groundwater levels in the High Plains Aquifer, also known as the Ogallala Aquifer. USGS scientist Virginia McGuire says measurements between...
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Keystone Pipeline to Top Senate Agenda Next Year

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January. The issue could set up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama. Congressional Republicans have been pushing for approval of the pipeline for years. Obama has resisted because of environmental concerns....
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SD Ranks Seventh Among States for Volunteering

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Corporation for National and Community Service says South Dakota ranks seventh in the nation when it comes to volunteering. The federal entity released a report on Tuesday that said nearly 35 percent of South Dakotans volunteered in 2013. That translates to about 21.5 million hours of service over...
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Daugaard: $56M to be Invested in SD Railway System

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A partnership between the state and private groups will allow for a $56 million investment in four rail projects in South Dakota. Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced the investment Tuesday. The projects include the reconstruction of 42.6 miles of rail line between Chamberlain and Presho; construction of railroad sidings in...
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