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USDA Says Showers, Warm Temps Advance SD Crop Development

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Scattered rain showers and warmer temperatures are helping to advance crop development in South Dakota The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that farmers and ranchers had on average 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork. Winter wheat is jointed at 88 percent and headed at 63...
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State Climatologist Says Eastern SD Recovered from Drought

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Climatologist Dennis Todey says recent rains have helped eastern South Dakota recover from the drought, but the soil moisture has not been replenished in much of the western part of the state. Todey says southwestern South Dakota has received enough rain to keep conditions steady, but not enough to...
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Tower Days in Bowdle begins Thursday

Mobridge, S.D.- (KOLY) Well summer is officially in full swing, which is apparent with all the great parades and festivities throughout every community. Coming up this weekend it is Tower Days in Bowdle. The official theme this year is “The Fabulous Fifties”. Starting on Thursday the 27th, the Bowdle community theatre presents “Treasure of...
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Oahe Farm & Ranch Show Starts Tomorrow!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tuesday and Wednesday brings the Oahe Farm & Ranch Show to central South Dakota.  The show will be held at Oahe Speedway north of Pierre and will cover about 160 acres with exhibitors, safety seminars, education conferences and demonstrations.  There will also be large ride and drive areas, test...
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Pierre Rescue Squad Responds to Calls Friday, Saturday and Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department’s Rescue Squad had a busy weekend-responding to calls Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Pierre’s Deputy Fire Chief Ian Paul says crews were called to the report late Friday afternoon that a boat hit a sandbar near the Train Bridge and that one person had been injured. ...
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Miller Woman Claims $100,000 Scratch Ticket Prize

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Miller woman claimed her $100,000 top prize last week in one of the scratch games played in South Dakota.  Mary Jo Gortmaker picked up her prize on Friday as part of the Casino Royale scratch game.  Gortmaker bought her winning ticket at Cenex in Wessington.  The odds of...
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Attorney General Says Drug Offenses, Sex Crimes Up in SD in 2012

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Arrests for drug offenses, sex crimes and assaults all increased in South Dakota last year. Attorney General Marty Jackley says the annual crime report for 2012 shows a 2.5 percent increase in assaults over the year, a 9 percent rise in sex offenses and a 17 percent jump in drug...
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South Dakota Cattle on Feed Down Seven Percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals had 215,000 cattle on feed on June 1, down 7 percent from last year. The Agriculture Department says in its latest report that placements in feedlots during May totaled 39,000 head, up 11 percent from 2012. Marketings of fed...
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Boost for Cars or Bust? Ethanol Debate Heats Up

WASHINGTON (AP) – It’s a dilemma for drivers. Do they choose a gasoline that’s cheaper and cleaner even if, as opponents say, it could damage older cars and motorcycles? That’s the peril and promise of a high-ethanol blend of gasoline known as E15. The fuel contains 15 percent ethanol, well above the current 10...
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Panel in Rapid City to Examine Native American Representation

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The lack of Native American representation in media and advertising is the topic of a panel discussion next month at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Hosted by the American Advertising Federation, the panel will discuss the portrayal of American Indians in the media. A question-and-answer segment will...
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