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SD Farm Real Estate Value, Cropland Up From 2012

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Farm real estate in South Dakota has increased in value by 29 percent. The Agriculture Department says in a new report that the value of farm land and buildings in 2013 averaged $1,800. That is up $400 per acre. Cropland value increased 30 percent from last year to $3,020...
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Pierre School Board Holds Third Public Meeting on Elementary Facility Planning Study

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board held the third in a series of meetings to give the public a chance to hear details of its elementary facility planning study, to ask questions and offer comments.    McKinley and Washington Elementary Schools are the district’s oldest buildings and will need some necessary, but...
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NWS Says July Weather in Central and NE SD Was Cooler Than Normal

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says the month of July brought cooler than normal weather to central and northeast parts of the state.   Rainfall ranged from below normal to above or much above normal.  Average temperatures ranged from a half degree to almost three degrees below normal for July.  The...
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US Panel Can’t Issue Opinion on SD Voting Sites

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says he won’t create satellite voting offices on three American Indian reservations unless the U.S. Election Assistance Commission approves spending federal money on the project. But the Argus Leader reports that the commission can’t issue advisory opinions because the four commission seats are...
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