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Two Boys Ranch Runaways Caught in Lyman County After Vehicle Chase

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say two runaways from a Sioux Falls-area ranch for troubled boys have been caught after leading authorities on chases involving a stolen vehicle. The Argus Leader reports that the boys were apprehended Monday morning in Lyman County. Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger says he got the call at...
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South Dakota House Explosion Injures Five

WINNER, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say five people were injured after a house exploded in Winner. The Daily Republic reports that the blast occurred at about 6:30 a.m. Friday. The explosion is believed to be propane-related. Four of the victims were transported to a Minneapolis burn unit. One woman was released from a local...
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South Dakota National Guard Prepares for Furloughs

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The military says more than half of South Dakota National Guard employees will be affected by furloughs beginning next month. The Guard says 540 full-time employees out of 958 in the South Dakota National Guard are affected by the budget cuts, known as sequestration. The Rapid City Journal reports...
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SD Panel Proposes Changes in Waterfowl Seasons

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has proposed some changes for this fall’s duck and goose hunting seasons. Proposed changes for the duck season include increasing the daily limit for scaup from four to six, and increasing the possession limit for ducks, coots and mergansers from two times...
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Crop Insurance Rule Causing Confusion for Some

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Some Upper Midwest farmers are worried they won’t qualify for crop insurance on land they couldn’t plant because it was too wet. At issue is a rule affecting whether farmers qualify for “prevented planting” payments for cropland that’s too wet or dry to plant. To qualify, a farmer has to...
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SD Branded-Beef Program Fails to Meet Expectations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Certified Beef program was launched with great fanfare eight years ago, but it has fallen short of its goal of helping farmers and ranchers sell state-branded beef as a premium product commanding higher prices. Mike Rounds, who was governor at the time, said he hoped people would...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game for July 20, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 14-25-27-38-58, Powerball: 6 Estimated jackpot: $141 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association:
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SD Governor Intends to Continue Cautious Budgeting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he intends to continue using a cautious budgeting approach that has led to state surpluses in the last two years. When the last fiscal year ended on June 30, the state had a $24.2 million surplus. The Republican governor tells The Argus Leader...
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SD Raw Milk Farmers Upset About Second Rules Hearing

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Western South Dakota farmers who produce raw milk are unhappy about having to make a second trip to Pierre to comment on revised rules governing the sale of unpasteurized milk. The Rapid City Journal reports the second hearing is being held July 26 because state Agriculture Secretary Lucas Lentsch...
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City of Eagle Butte to Start Installation of New Electronic Water Meters Soon

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work will get underway soon to replace water meters throughout the city of Eagle Butte.  New meter heads are going to be installed in homes and businesses throughout town and once the installation project is complete, the new devices will make it so that readings can be taken...
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