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South Dakota House Explosion Injures Five

WINNER, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say five people were injured after a house exploded in Winner. The Daily Republic reports that the blast occurred at about 6:30 a.m. Friday. The explosion is believed to be propane-related. Four of the victims were transported to a Minneapolis burn unit. One woman was released from a local...
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South Dakota National Guard Prepares for Furloughs

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The military says more than half of South Dakota National Guard employees will be affected by furloughs beginning next month. The Guard says 540 full-time employees out of 958 in the South Dakota National Guard are affected by the budget cuts, known as sequestration. The Rapid City Journal reports...
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SD Panel Proposes Changes in Waterfowl Seasons

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has proposed some changes for this fall’s duck and goose hunting seasons. Proposed changes for the duck season include increasing the daily limit for scaup from four to six, and increasing the possession limit for ducks, coots and mergansers from two times...
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Crop Insurance Rule Causing Confusion for Some

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Some Upper Midwest farmers are worried they won’t qualify for crop insurance on land they couldn’t plant because it was too wet. At issue is a rule affecting whether farmers qualify for “prevented planting” payments for cropland that’s too wet or dry to plant. To qualify, a farmer has to...
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