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SD Governor Gives Himself Satisfactory Grade so Far

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he would rate his job performance as satisfactory after more than two years in office. Daugaard tells the Daily Republic of Mitchell that he thinks South Dakotans give him good grades for trying. The Republican governor says he’s had some successes, but also has had...
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Faulkton Woman Sentenced for Probation Violation

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A Faulkton woman facing 35 animal abuse charges has been sentenced to prison for an unrelated probation violation. Forty-eight-year-old Dixie B. Kodet was sentenced in 2007 on a Faulk County charge of identity theft. The Aberdeen American News reports that Kodet acknowledged Friday that she broke probation rules by failing...
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USD President: Neuharth Was ‘Media Innovator’

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – The president of the University of South Dakota says the nation has lost a “great media innovator” with the death of USA Today founder Al Neuharth. Neuharth died Friday in Cocoa Beach, Fla. He was 89. USD president James Abbott says Neuharth was a favorite of students, faculty and staff....
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Funding for Pulse Crop Plant in Harrold Increases

HARROLD, S.D. (AP) – A group planning to build a pulse crop processing plant in Harrold is just $30,000 shy of raising the $2 million from investors that was its maximum target. South Dakota Pulse Processors planned to raise $1.5 million to $2 million by May 1 to build the plant in Harrold. The...
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