Buffalo Roundup 2012

Florida real estate tycoon selling Dakotas buffalo ranch

  MCLAUGHLIN, S.D. (AP) – A Florida real estate tycoon is selling a ranch in the Dakotas that has been a source of frustration for area ranchers.  Maurice Wilder says that the 22,000-acre Wilder Buffalo Ranch on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation will be auctioned Oct. 17 in the Mobridge Country Club.   The ranch straddles...
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Survey gives another sign of Midwest economic slowdown

  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A second straight monthly survey of nine Midwest and Plains states suggests a slowdown in the region’s economy.  A report issued Thursday says the overall Mid-American Business Conditions Index dropped to 47.7 last month, compared with 49.6 in August.  Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he...
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Director of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is stepping down

  STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – The director of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is leaving her job with the city.   Brenda Vasknetz says she’s exploring new options after working for 27 years with the city, the last seven as director of the annual rally. Her last day with the city is Oct. 12.  The annual...
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Farm Scene

South Dakota spring wheat, winter wheat production down

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota farmers this year produced less spring wheat and winter wheat than last year but more durum wheat.  The Agriculture Department’s annual small grains summary estimates South Dakota spring wheat production at 60.5 million bushels, down 16 percent from 2014, and winter wheat production at 42.7 million bushels,...
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