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SD Nonprofit for Disabled Closing After 74 Years

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A nonprofit that’s helped South Dakota families cope with disabilities is shutting down after nearly 74 years because of financial problems. President Vince Braun says South Dakota CARES decided last month to cease operations. The Rapid City Journal reports that the nonprofit formerly known as the South Dakota Society...
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Corps: Missouri River Will Get More Water in 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Slightly more water than normal is expected to flow into the Missouri River this spring, but the dams along the river should have room for it. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says several of the reservoirs remain below normal because they are still recovering from the 2012 drought. So...
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SD Blizzard Rancher Relief Fund Tops $4 Million

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A fund set up to help South Dakota ranchers in the wake of an early October blizzard that killed tens of thousands of animals has surpassed $4 million. The Rancher Relief Fund has received money from more than 5,000 donors in all 50 states. It recently got a boost...
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SDSU Extension Offering Farm Transition Sessions

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota State University Extension is offering workshops to answer questions about estate planning and preparing for farm transitions. The Sustaining the Legacy-Estate Planning and Farm Transitions Conferences will be held at SDSU Extension regional centers in Sioux Falls and Pierre on Feb. 7 and in Watertown and Rapid City...
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