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South Dakota Demos Seek Information on Labor Recruiting Plan

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Democratic state lawmakers have asked South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard for information on the state’s $5 million contract with a national recruiting firm that is seeking to find new workers to fill jobs in the state.  Representative Susan Wismer of Britton and Senator Billie Sutton of Burke say they...
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USGS taking over satellite mission from NASA

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey EROS Center in Sioux Falls will officially take over the Landsat 8 satellite mission from NASA on Thursday.  The center north of Sioux Falls is collecting at least 400 Landsat 8 scenes per day from around the world. The images are archived and made...
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Heavy Rain in Western SD leads to Flash Flooding

  RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Heavy rainfall has led to flash flooding overnight in parts of western South Dakota.  National Weather Service reports show up to 5 inches of rain in some areas. Low-lying areas of Rapid City flooded, and some homes had flooded basements. Some roads in the region were covered by...
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Weather Service says Tornado hit SD town of Allen

  ALLEN, S.D. (AP) — The National Weather Service says storm damage in the South Dakota town of Allen was caused by a small tornado.  The weather service sent an investigator to the Pine Ridge Reservation community of about 420 people after the Tuesday storm. The official concluded the tornado touched down briefly on...
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