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Park Service Responds to Mount Rushmore Complaints

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The National Park Service is reopening to tourists a highway pull-out area that can be used to view Mount Rushmore, amid complaints that the agency is intentionally blocking viewing areas. The national memorial has been closed because of the federal government shutdown. The Rapid City Journal reports hundreds of...
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Nearly 9,000 Western SD Residents Without Power

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Nearly 9,000 customers still have no power after last weekend’s blizzard downed power lines and damaged equipment in western South Dakota. Black Hills Power says about 4,500 of its customers remain without electricity. The company has restored power to more than 23,000 since the storm. Mike Theis of Black Hills...
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Latest Shutdown Casualty: Prime Hunting Acres

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – When pheasant hunters take to the fields of South Dakota this weekend to renew a treasured rite of autumn, they’ll have less land to do it on thanks to the federal government shutdown. About 150,000 acres in the national wildlife refuge system will be off-limits for the state’s annual...
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Livestock Killed by Blizzard Removed from SD Roads

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials are taking steps to have livestock killed by last weekend’s blizzard removed from state highways. State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven says the state has contracted with a rendering service to clear livestock carcasses from state highways and ditches in western South Dakota. Oedekoven says carcasses along county roads...
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