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Eros Data Center

USGS taking over satellite mission from NASA

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey EROS Center in Sioux Falls will officially take over the Landsat 8 satellite mission from NASA on Thursday.  The center north of Sioux Falls is collecting at least 400 Landsat 8 scenes per day from around the world. The images are archived and made...
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Flooding River

Heavy Rain in Western SD leads to Flash Flooding

  RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Heavy rainfall has led to flash flooding overnight in parts of western South Dakota.  National Weather Service reports show up to 5 inches of rain in some areas. Low-lying areas of Rapid City flooded, and some homes had flooded basements. Some roads in the region were covered by...
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Tornado

Weather Service says Tornado hit SD town of Allen

  ALLEN, S.D. (AP) — The National Weather Service says storm damage in the South Dakota town of Allen was caused by a small tornado.  The weather service sent an investigator to the Pine Ridge Reservation community of about 420 people after the Tuesday storm. The official concluded the tornado touched down briefly on...
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Oil Wells

SD Works to Boost Business in Oil and Gas Industry

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota officials are taking new steps to promote businesses related to the oil and gas industry.  State Energy Policy Director Hunter Roberts says South Dakota can attract new businesses and help existing companies expand to serve the oil fields in nearby North Dakota.  The Governor’s Office of Economic...
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