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Wind in SD Faces Challenges Despite New Incentives

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s new economic development incentives are making the state more competitive with neighbors on large wind projects, but other industry challenges are keeping South Dakota from tapping its potential. Officials say South Dakota’s up-front tax structure has been why the nation’s fifth-windiest state produces just 784 megawatts in...
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Custer to be Focus of Upcoming Discussion at Cultural Heritage Center

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – George Armstrong Custer’s time in the Dakotas will be the topic of a discussion on Sunday at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. Author Jeff Barnes will present the discussion based on his latest book called “The Great Plains Guide to Custer: 85 Forts, Fights and Other Sites.” The book...
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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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