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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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SD Goose and Mourning Dove Seasons Open September 1

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Canada goose hunting season opens Sept. 1 across much of the state, and the mourning dove hunting season starts statewide. Goose season is open until Sept. 30 in Unit 1, which includes most of the state. The daily limit is 15, with a possession limit of three times...
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Group Seeks Fair Price For Power Sold to Utilities

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – Dakota Rural Action says South Dakotans who produce electricity from small solar and wind installations should get a fair price when they sell that power to utility companies. The grassroots agriculture and conservation group says small wind and solar installations represent the future of energy production. Members of the group...
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SD Governor Makes First Successful Skydive

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says his first skydive was an “absolutely incredible” experience. The 60-year-old governor jumped from a plane over Madison Wednesday night in tandem with an instructor and fell 10,000 feet before landing safely in a field. He did it to fulfill a pledge to help raise...
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Volunteers Continue Working on Fort Pierre’s Train Depot

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre’s train depot now has some new added features.  The building, which was returned from a Mud Butte ranch to Fort Pierre in March, recently had new signs marking the building with the words “Ft. Pierre” on the north and south ends of the structure.  The depot...
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City Officials Announce That Menards Planning to Build Home Improvement Store in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A new development for Pierre was announced yesterday at the city’s weekly commission meeting.  The Capital City has been tabbed as the next location for the home improvement store Menards.   The company has 280 home improvement stores in several Midwest states.  In South Dakota, the company’s website says stores...
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Stanley County Schools Receive Technology Infrastructure Upgrade Grant

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County School District has received a grant that will benefit the district’s schools.  Stanley County Superintendent Dan Martin says the district applied for the Technology Upgrade Grant through the South Dakota Department of Education.  Funding was provided through the 2013 legislature.  Martin says in a press...
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