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Wheat, Corn Stocks Up in Dakotas; Soybeans Down

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Wheat and corn stocks are up in the Dakotas, while soybean stocks are down over the year. The Agriculture Department says wheat stored on farms and at grain elevators on Sept. 1 was up 43 percent in North Dakota and up 40 percent in South Dakota. Corn stocks were up...
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Resilience, Aid Keep Ranchers Afloat After Storm

PHILIP, S.D. (AP) – Many ranchers in western South Dakota are doing better than expected a year after a freak autumn blizzard killed at least 43,000 cattle, but they say it’ll be several years before they’re fully recovered. Philip rancher and implement dealer Mark Buchholz says he lost more than 30 percent of his...
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Pierre and Fort Pierre FD’s Kick Off Fire Prevention Week with Weekend Activities

UNDATED – (DRG News) This weekend brings kickoff events for next week’s notation of Fire Prevention Week.  The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week-October 5-11 is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month”.  Both the Pierre and Fort Pierre Fire Departments are holding events this weekend and plan school visits in...
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Co-ops Burying Power Lines to Protect from Storms

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Officials say five electric cooperatives are using state and federal disaster funds to bury hundreds of miles of power lines to protect against widespread outages from storms. The cooperatives are burying more than 530 miles of line damaged in a powerful storm that struck 14 western South Dakota counties...
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