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Midwest Hot, Dry Spell Brings Back Drought Worries

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A growing season that began unusually wet and cold in the Midwest is finishing hot and dry, renewing worries of drought and its impact on crops. Experts say corn and soybeans may not have enough moisture in dry areas to develop to full weight, which could reduce this year’s...
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Cattle Ranchers Hope SD Beef Plant Will Reopen

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – North Dakota feedlot operator Jeff Kvamme sends his cattle 450 miles south to Dakota City, Neb. If the long-troubled Northern Beef Packers beef processing plant had achieved its grand plans, that trip would be a 150-mile jaunt down to the South Dakota city of Aberdeen. As creditors grapple with...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game August 28, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 06-07-09-19-32, Powerball: 13 Estimated jackpot: $116 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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Federal Report Threatens 26 Rural Hospitals in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota official says 26 rural hospitals in the state are threatened by a federal agency’s proposal that could eliminate the extra payments those hospitals get for service to Medicare patients. State Health Secretary Doneen Hollingsworth says she doubts the proposal will be approved, but South Dakota will fight...
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