USDA Conducting Survey to Gauge Farmland Ownership and Farm Economics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is starting a survey of farmland owners to check financial impacts and challenges of land ownership. NASS says landowners will receive forms for the “Tenure, Ownership and Transition of Agricultural Land” (TOTAL) survey by the end of December. Jay...
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Police Investigate Report of Accidental Rifle Discharge

PIERRE, S.D. Р(DRG News) Pierre Police investigated an incident on Christmas Day involving the accidental discharge of a rifle at a Pierre home. Police Captain Elton Blemaster says about 4:25 p.m. Thursday, officials were told of an accidental rifle discharge in the 500 block of North Monroe. When Pierre Police officers arrived at the...
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Parts of South Dakota in For Snow, Bitter Cold

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Parts of South Dakota could see a couple of inches of snow before bitter cold sets in. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the southeastern part of the state for late Friday into early Saturday, with snow likely in the region. Forecasters say arctic...
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SD Fire Marshal: Watch Out for Cooking Fires

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding residents across the state to be wary of cooking fires as they whip up holiday meals. The safety office says cooking accidents are the most frequent causes of home fires. Keeping sleeves under control and monitoring simmering food can go a long...
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