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Governor Daugaard Holds Meeting with STB and Rail Companies on Rail Car Shortage

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard met with Surface Transportation Board members and railroad company officials last week on the shortage of rail cars in South Dakota. The railroad shipment issues for ag commodities has been causing problems for producers and elevators. Daugaard was in the nation’s capital last week and says...
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US Attorneys Host Human Trafficking Forum in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson from South Dakota and U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon from North Dakota are sponsoring a three-day conference in hopes of raising awareness of human trafficking and related crimes.        Johnson, medical professionals and a senior adviser at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...
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Sanford Getting $7.1M Grant for Cancer Research

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health is giving Dakotas-based Sanford Health more than $7.1 million over five years for cancer research. Sanford says the money will be used to recruit participants for clinical trials, quality-of-life studies and research on the delivery of cancer care. The...
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USDA Says Spring Wheat Harvest Lags Behind 5-Year Average

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The spring wheat harvest in South Dakota continued to lag far behind the five-year average as below-normal temperatures persisted throughout the state.        The U.S. Agriculture Department says in its weekly report that spring wheat harvested was reported at 11 percent, compared to last year’s 19 percent and...
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