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SD’s Unique Pet Population Ranks Near the Top

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A survey from the American Veterinary Medical Association says more than 65 percent of South Dakotans own at least one pet. The state ranks third in the nation for pet ownership. The survey, which uses 2011 data, includes a wide range of animals that includes horses, snakes, hedgehogs and...
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SD Governor Gives Himself Satisfactory Grade so Far

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he would rate his job performance as satisfactory after more than two years in office. Daugaard tells the Daily Republic of Mitchell that he thinks South Dakotans give him good grades for trying. The Republican governor says he’s had some successes, but also has had...
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Faulkton Woman Sentenced for Probation Violation

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A Faulkton woman facing 35 animal abuse charges has been sentenced to prison for an unrelated probation violation. Forty-eight-year-old Dixie B. Kodet was sentenced in 2007 on a Faulk County charge of identity theft. The Aberdeen American News reports that Kodet acknowledged Friday that she broke probation rules by failing...
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USD President: Neuharth Was ‘Media Innovator’

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – The president of the University of South Dakota says the nation has lost a “great media innovator” with the death of USA Today founder Al Neuharth. Neuharth died Friday in Cocoa Beach, Fla. He was 89. USD president James Abbott says Neuharth was a favorite of students, faculty and staff....
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Funding for Pulse Crop Plant in Harrold Increases

HARROLD, S.D. (AP) – A group planning to build a pulse crop processing plant in Harrold is just $30,000 shy of raising the $2 million from investors that was its maximum target. South Dakota Pulse Processors planned to raise $1.5 million to $2 million by May 1 to build the plant in Harrold. The...
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SD Salmonella Outbreak Associated with Baby Chicks

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota health officials are reporting an outbreak of salmonella associated with baby chicks. The department says that three cases have been reported in the southeastern part of the state and one in the southwest. One case was a child younger than 4 and the others were adults. Children are...
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Duck Stamp Winner

South Dakota Youth Wins Federal Junior Duck Stamp Competiton

  LAKEWOOD, Col. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that a canvasback duck was selected to appear on the 2013-2014 Federal Junior Duck Stamp. The design for the new stamp, painted by 6-year-old Madison Grimm of Burbank, South Dakota was chosen by a panel of judges at the national Junior Duck...
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South Dakota Milk Production Up 2 Percent

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Milk production in South Dakota during January, February and March was up 0.6 percent from the first quarter of 2012.  The Agriculture Department says production during the first quarter of 2013 in the state totaled 495 million pounds.  The department did not release information on the number of...
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Hot Springs Man Claims $10,000 Prize

  HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — A Hot Springs man has claimed a $10,000 lottery prize.  South Dakota lottery officials say Lee Broyles’ Mega Millions ticket matched four of five white ball numbers and the Mega Ball in last Friday’s drawing to win the game’s third prize. The odds of doing so are one...
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Capital City Childrens Choir Safe in Boston

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Adults with the Capital City Children’s Choir of Pierre say the group is safe in the Boston area.  The choir earlier this week traveled to Boston, where authorities on Friday were involved in a manhunt for a second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings after killing the first suspect. ...
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