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Midwest Could See Strong Windstorms from Derecho

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Meteorologists are tracking a so-called derecho weather pattern in the Midwest that could spawn severe windstorms in major metropolitan areas with gusts as strong as 100 mph. The National Weather Service says derechos occur once or twice a year in the central U.S. with winds of at least 75 mph. The...
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SD Officials Working to Prevent Bank Tax Mistakes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say they are working to prevent further mistakes in handling state taxes paid by banks. The Department of Legislative Audit found the state Revenue Department sometimes made mistakes in determining whether tax payments were for credit card operations or general banking operations. Because taxes on credit cards...
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Johnson Votes for Farm Bill, Thune Votes Against

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s U.S. senators have different takes on the farm bill the Senate has passed. Democrat Tim Johnson supports it, saying it’ll ensure the continued integrity of farm programs, reduce the budget deficit and support the millions of jobs that rely on agriculture. Republican John Thune says the Senate...
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Feeding South Dakota Study Says More Than 100K Go Hungry in State

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A new survey shows that more than 100,000 people in South Dakota do not always know where their next meal will come from. The findings from “Map the Meal Gap” by Feeding America show that 12.5 percent of the population in the state struggle with hunger. Of the more...
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