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SD Dems Have No Candidates for 3 Statewide Races

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Democrats have conceded three statewide races to Republicans in the fall. At the party’s convention last weekend in Yankton, Democrats did not nominate candidates for attorney general, state auditor or public lands commissioner. That means Republican nominees will win by default. Northern State University political science professor...
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Midwest Economic Index Inches Up Again

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has inched up again, suggesting more economic growth over the next three to six months. A report issued Tuesday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 60.6 in June from 60.5 in May, hitting another three-year high. Looking...
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SD Game Officials OK Larger Walleye Harvest in Summer

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The 15-inch limit on walleye is lifted on Lake Sharpe and Lake Francis Case for July and August. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department officials say they made the changes because walleye are harder to catch in those months. Anglers can harvest up to four walleye a day on...
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SD Farmers Plant Largest Soybean Crop on Record

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota farmers planted a record soybean crop this year, mirroring a national trend. The Agriculture Department estimates 4.95 million soybean acres in the state, up 8 percent from last year. Nationally, soybean acreage is up 11 percent over the year to a record 84.8 million acres. The increase...
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