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Lake Oahe Conditions Improving for Walleyes, Other Game Fish

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota wildlife officials say the conditions in Lake Oahe continue to improve for walleyes and other game fish. The Capital Journal reports officials have determined that baitfish populations devastated by the 2011 floods are rebounding. Game, Fish and Parks Department Senior Fisheries Biologist Mark Fincel says estimates show the...
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Lawmakers to Mull Child Abuse, Disease Outbreaks and Roads

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Lawmakers this week will consider measures to join states calling for a constitutional convention to require a balanced federal budget, make child abuse allegations clearer and strengthen the state’s ability to react to deadly disease outbreaks. This is the third week in South Dakota’s 39-day legislative session. Here are a...
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South Dakota Cattle on Feed Down 2 Percent from 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 245,000 cattle on feed on Jan. 1, down 2 percent from last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its latest report that placements in feedlots during December totaled 32,000 head, down 26 percent from 2014. Marketings...
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Authorities Warn About Drug That Can be Mistaken for Water

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota authorities are warning students and college officials about a drug that can be mistaken for tap water. The Argus Leader reports the state’s Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into South Dakota’s first confirmed report of the drug known as 25i. In its liquid form, the synthetic,...
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