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Hearings Set in South Dakota on Proposed Pipeline

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota regulators have scheduled public meetings next month on a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from western North Dakota to eastern refineries. The $3.8 million Dakota Access Pipeline would stretch from the Bakken formation to Patoka, Illinois. Energy Transfer Partners wants to have it operating by the end...
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South Dakota State Parks to Host First Day Hikes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans are invited to walk off their holiday overindulgences with a hike at a state park. State parks will be offering free guided hikes on Jan. 1 to promote healthy lifestyles in the new year. The guided hikes will range from journeys shorter than one mile to longer, more...
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Comment Period for Elk Management Plan Extended

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota hunters and ranchers have another month to offer their thoughts on how the state’s elk herd should be managed in the coming years. The Game, Fish and Parks’ Division of Wildlife extended the deadline to submit comments on its draft five-year elk management plan until Feb. 6. Tom...
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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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