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Investigation Underway Into Rail Line Damage Near Vivian

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) Authorities are investigating an incident in Lyman County in which a section of railroad track east of Vivian was damaged.  Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger says railroad maintenance crews from Dakota Southern Railroad contacted authorities last week reporting that they had been told of damage to the track.  The...
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Daugaard to Give Budget Address to Lawmakers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says his plan for South Dakota’s 2016 budget period will include modest changes based on relatively flat revenue gains so far this year. The governor will release his budget proposal on Tuesday in an address to lawmakers at the state Capitol. The budget plan marks the beginning...
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South Dakota Sunflower Harvest 95 Percent Complete

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota farmers are wrapping up their sunflower harvest. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the sunflower harvest is 95 percent complete, ahead of the 93 percent average at this time a year ago but behind the five-year average of 97 percent. The report says...
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Committee Concludes Benda Responsible for EB-5

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative audit committee says now-deceased former state official Richard Benda’s actions were the sole cause of the investment-for-visa program scandal that has spawned state and federal investigations. The state Government Operations and Audit Committee released a report on Monday that blamed Benda alone for the controversy surrounding...
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