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State Veterinarian Anticipates Livestock Deaths from Winter-Like Storm Into the Thousands

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s State Veterinarian says his office has been gathering information on livestock deaths as a result of the early autumn storm that hit parts of western South Dakota.  Dr. Dustin Oedekoven says he anticipates that the losses of cattle and sheep will add into the thousands once a...
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SD Rancher Wins National Conservation Award

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota rancher has won a national conservation award for the way he manages his land. The National Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies has awarded Highmore rancher Jim Faulstich its annual National Private Lands Fish and Wildlife Stewardship Award. State Game, Fish and Parks Secretary Jeff Vonk says...
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Shutdown Spawns Vacuum in Farm Market Information

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – The shutdown of the federal government is delaying crucial information farmers use to plant and market crops and postponing the payouts of subsidies to the nation’s growers. That is adding to the uncertainty among producers who depend on both the marketplace and government money. Among the casualties of the shutdown...
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Crews Clear Interstate 90 in Western South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – All sections of Interstate 90 that were shut down by a snowstorm in western South Dakota are now open. Workers completed plowing on the final stretch between Sturgis and the Wyoming state line at midday Sunday. Motorists are advised that difficult driving conditions could persist. State transportation officials say...
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Black Hills Citizens Digging Out from Record Storm

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Residents in the Black Hills of South Dakota are digging out after a record-setting snowstorm that shut down highways and left thousands without power. Pennington County Emergency Management spokesman Dustin Willett says law enforcement officials have caught up with a backlog of 911 calls from the blizzard. Willett says...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game October 5, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 11-12-17-39-40, Powerball: 5 Estimated jackpot: $86 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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Officials Urge People to Stay off Western SD Roads

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials are urging people to stay off western South Dakota roads that have become impassable after an early autumn snowstorm. The storm dumped at least three and half feet of snow in the Black Hills city of Lead, 21 inches in Rapid City and 10 inches or more on the...
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SD Asking Snowmobilers for Help in Storm Search

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota emergency agencies are asking snowmobile operators in the Rapid City area to help find motorists stranded by an autumn storm. The National Weather Service says the storm dumped at least three and a half feet of wet, heavy snow in the Black Hills. Lead in the northern...
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SD Attorney General Warns of Cell Phone Scam

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says cell phone users should beware of a scam using automated calls that imply people’s debit cards have been compromised. Jackley says the automated phone message prompts the cell phone user to press a number to unlock the card. Once the number is pressed,...
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Pierre School Board Decides on New School Location

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Pierre School Board has voted to pursue the purchase of 10.4 acres of land for a new elementary school in the northeast part of the city. The Capital Journal reports that the area is zoned multi-family residential, so no rezoning is necessary to build the school. Superintendent Kelly Glodt...
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