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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South Dakota December Hog Inventory Up 4 Percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The number of hogs in South Dakota as 2014 came to a close was up 4 percent from the previous year. The latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that hogs and pigs in the state on Dec. 1 totaled 1.25 million head. The breeding hog inventory...
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South Dakota Stores See Sales Spike from Tax Break

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Some South Dakota businesses say they’re seeing an increase in sales because of a one-year tax break extension that allows farmers and ranchers to deduct equipment purchases from their 2014 taxes. President Barack Obama recently signed the tax break that’s available to most businesses for purchases of equipment. Businesses...
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