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Endangered Species Survives in Parts of SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two men from Pierre and Fort Pierre have spent several summers trapping a rare carnivore that’s on the endangered species list – the American burying beetle. The Capital Journal reports Doug Backlund and Gary Marrone dig pitfall traps and bait them with beef kidney to catch the bug that once...
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Officials Say 4-H Participation Up at State Fair

HURON, S.D. (AP) – Officials say 4-H exhibits were up 10 percent from last year at this year’s State Fair in Huron. Peter Nielson, South Dakota State University Extension 4-H Youth Development director, says there were 17,700 pre-entered exhibits and 10,500 display exhibits checked in at the State Fair. Nielson tells the Plainsman of...
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Midwest, Plains Economic Index Rose in August

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An economic index compiled from a survey of business leaders in nine Midwest and Plains states rose slightly last month, the first increase since March. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index hit 53.8 in August, compared with 53.5 in July. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says...
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South Dakota State Fair Ends 5-Day Run in Huron

HURON, S.D. (AP) – Final numbers won’t be in for a while, but it appears unseasonably warm weather didn’t have too much of an effect on attendance at the South Dakota State Fair. The fair wrapped up its five-day run in Huron Monday. Manager Jerome Hertel tells KOKK that last week’s heat might have...
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