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Planes Search for Hunters Possibly Lost by Storm

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Pilots with the South Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol are searching for hunters who might be lost in the Black Hills after the weekend snowstorm. The Department of Game, Fish and Parks says it had two calls earlier but they turned out to be people operating snow...
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Group: SD Has 2nd-Lowest Drug Overdose Death Rate

WASHINGTON (AP) – A public health group says South Dakota has the second-lowest rate of drug overdose deaths in the nation. According to the report by the Trust for America’s Health, 6.3 of every 100,000 people in the state died from a drug overdose in 2010. The document says prescription drug related deaths now...
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SD Crews Help West River Co-ops Restore Power

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Electrical workers, construction crews and National Guard members from eastern South Dakota and nearby states are helping to restore power at six electrical cooperatives in the western part of the state. The state Rural Electric Association says more than 160 people from 20 South Dakota co-ops, a Minnesota cooperative, a...
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Cattle Losses Hampered By End of Disaster Programs

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Western South Dakota ranchers suffered heavy cattle losses in the last weekend’s blizzard, and their recovery could be hampered by the expiration of government livestock disaster programs. Union Center rancher Gary Cammack says he lost about 70 cows and some calves, roughly 15 percent of his herd. But he is...
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