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CP Says it Has Met Obligations From DM&E Purchase

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. says it has met its obligations from the 2007 purchase of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad. Gov. Dennis Daugaard earlier asked the federal Surface Transportation Board to look into whether CP has lived up to its promises as it seeks a buyer for the...
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More Chip Seal Work Being Done on Pierre Streets Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Another day of chip seal work is lined up for several street segments in Pierre.  Pierre’s Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says today’s plans call for chip sealing to be finished on a segment of Dakota Avenue between Washington and Harrison Avenues, to complete work which was not...
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Menards Store Could Create 200 Jobs in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Menards store planned for Pierre is expected to create between 150 and 200 jobs. Mayor Laurie Gill says the expected $2.5 million in annual salaries will be a big boost for the local economy. State labor statistics in July indicated that only about 250 people in the Pierre workforce...
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Midwest Hot, Dry Spell Brings Back Drought Worries

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A growing season that began unusually wet and cold in the Midwest is finishing hot and dry, renewing worries of drought and its impact on crops. Experts say corn and soybeans may not have enough moisture in dry areas to develop to full weight, which could reduce this year’s...
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Cattle Ranchers Hope SD Beef Plant Will Reopen

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – North Dakota feedlot operator Jeff Kvamme sends his cattle 450 miles south to Dakota City, Neb. If the long-troubled Northern Beef Packers beef processing plant had achieved its grand plans, that trip would be a 150-mile jaunt down to the South Dakota city of Aberdeen. As creditors grapple with...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game August 28, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 06-07-09-19-32, Powerball: 13 Estimated jackpot: $116 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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Federal Report Threatens 26 Rural Hospitals in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota official says 26 rural hospitals in the state are threatened by a federal agency’s proposal that could eliminate the extra payments those hospitals get for service to Medicare patients. State Health Secretary Doneen Hollingsworth says she doubts the proposal will be approved, but South Dakota will fight...
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SD Goose and Mourning Dove Seasons Open September 1

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Canada goose hunting season opens Sept. 1 across much of the state, and the mourning dove hunting season starts statewide. Goose season is open until Sept. 30 in Unit 1, which includes most of the state. The daily limit is 15, with a possession limit of three times...
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Group Seeks Fair Price For Power Sold to Utilities

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – Dakota Rural Action says South Dakotans who produce electricity from small solar and wind installations should get a fair price when they sell that power to utility companies. The grassroots agriculture and conservation group says small wind and solar installations represent the future of energy production. Members of the group...
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SD Governor Makes First Successful Skydive

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says his first skydive was an “absolutely incredible” experience. The 60-year-old governor jumped from a plane over Madison Wednesday night in tandem with an instructor and fell 10,000 feet before landing safely in a field. He did it to fulfill a pledge to help raise...
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