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Bone-Chilling Cold Blanketing the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Bone-chilling cold is blanketing the Dakotas as the workweek begins. Temperatures early Monday dropped well below zero in North Dakota, with wind chills as cold as minus 31 degrees in Minot. The National Weather Service says frostbite to exposed skin can happen within half an hour under those conditions. Wind...
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South Dakota December Hog Inventory Up 4 Percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The number of hogs in South Dakota as 2014 came to a close was up 4 percent from the previous year. The latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that hogs and pigs in the state on Dec. 1 totaled 1.25 million head. The breeding hog inventory...
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South Dakota Stores See Sales Spike from Tax Break

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Some South Dakota businesses say they’re seeing an increase in sales because of a one-year tax break extension that allows farmers and ranchers to deduct equipment purchases from their 2014 taxes. President Barack Obama recently signed the tax break that’s available to most businesses for purchases of equipment. Businesses...
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Larry Pressler Accepts Post With Centrist Group

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Larry Pressler plans to work with a group that endorsed him in his unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate. He accepted an invitation to join the founder’s circle of the Centrist Project, which supports politically moderate candidates and ideas. He’ll be a volunteer part-time council member. Pressler served as...
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