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South Dakota Wheat Production Up 69 Percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Wheat production in South Dakota this year is up 69 percent from 2013, to 131 million bushels. The Agriculture Department’s small grain production report estimates winter wheat production in the state up 127 percent, spring wheat up 40 percent and durum wheat up 7 percent. The report estimates South...
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Study: Minimum Wage Hike Would Help 34K SD Workers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A study says about 34,000 South Dakota workers would be in line for pay raises if voters approve an increase in the minimum wage. The Argus Leader reports the study by the South Dakota Budget and Policy Institute concludes that another 28,000 workers who make slightly more than the...
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Rounds Receives NFIB Endorsement in U.S. Senate Race

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Federation of Independent Business yesterday announced its support for Governor Mike Rounds in his bid for U.S. Senate. Speaking about the endorsement, Rounds said Monday that there’s a need to rein in the federal bureaucracy, which he feels has run amok. He cited broad laws created by...
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Stanley County School Board Approves Fencing Work

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County School Board gave the okay last week to begin with the next phase of work on a playground near the new elementary school. Over the past few years, the district constructed a new elementary building-and the building was put into use earlier this year. The...
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