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Last Dry SD Reservation Voting on Alcohol Sales

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Native Americans in South Dakota are voting whether to legalize alcohol on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Tuesday’s vote is expected to be close. Critics of the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s plan say legalization would only make the reservation’s troubles worse. Alcohol is blamed for some of the highest rates...
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SD Governor Says He Probably Will Seek Re-Election

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he probably will seek re-election next year. Appearing on the Dakota News Network’s call-in radio show, Daugaard says he probably won’t make a final decision on seeking re-election until later this year. But he says his plans right now are to seek a second...
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USDA Forecasts Corn Crop to be 37 Percent Larger

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting South Dakota’s 2013 corn crop to be 37 percent above last year’s crop. The department in its production report forecasts the crop, based on Aug. 1 conditions, to be 731 million bushels. Acreage harvested for grain is estimated at 5.3 million acres,...
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SD West Nile Cases on the Upswing

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Human West Nile Virus cases continue to rise in South Dakota and one state health official is urging residents to use mosquito repellent and to take other precautions to protect themselves.  Lon Kightlinger, State Epidemiologist for the South Dakota Department of Health says in a press release that the...
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