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Highway Patrol Trained Young Recruits During Trooper Academy Last Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Highway Patrol’s Youth Trooper Academy was held last week in Pierre.  This was the second year the academy has been organized.  It is set up for young adults ages 16 and 17 who are entering their senior year of high school and was co-sponsored by the...
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SD Governor Urges Safe Fourth of July Driving

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is urging drivers to use caution and make safe choices as they travel for the Fourth of July holiday. Office of Highway Safety statistics show an average of 113 crashes over the holiday period the past five years, with an average of two deaths and...
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South Dakota Hog and Pig Inventory Down from 2012

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The number of hogs and pigs in South Dakota on June 1 totaled 1.18 million head, up 1 percent from the previous quarter but down 10 percent over the year. The Agriculture Department says in a new report that the breeding hog inventory of 180,000 head was up 3...
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Creighton Survey: Midwest, Plains Economy Remains Strong

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new monthly survey suggests the economy remains strong in nine Midwest and Plains states and business will continue to improve in the months ahead. The overall index for the region declined to 55.6 in June from 56.2 in May, but any score above 50 suggests growth. Creighton University economist...
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