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Very Old Cross Shaped Headstone at Russia

Deal Made With ND Company to Protect SD Cemetery

MEERS, S.D. (AP) – A North Dakota agriculture company has agreed to a land swap that will preserve a pioneer cemetery in central South Dakota. The unmarked Meers town site cemetery is in the middle of property owned by Fargo, N.D.-based RDO Equipment Co., which manages farmland in the area under the name of...
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SD Ranchers Embrace Needed Livestock Donations

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Officials say more than 450 bred cattle and 150 heifer calves have been donated to South Dakota ranchers who lost livestock in an October blizzard. The Rapid City Journal reports that the cows have come from at least 10 states and 300 donors. The Heifers for South Dakota project...
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November Winter Wheat Price Down Slightly

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Agriculture Department says that the preliminary winter wheat price is down slightly in South Dakota. The South Dakota office of the National Agriculture Statistics Service says preliminary prices received by farmers for winter wheat in November averaged $6.45 per bushel, down 28 cents from last month. The...
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Death Certificate Available in Benda Death

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The death certificate for former state economic development director Richard Benda says he shot himself by pushing the trigger with a stick. The Argus Leader obtained the document Wednesday. The certificate says Benda secured the shotgun against a tree and used a stick to press the trigger and shoot...
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