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USDA Says Cooler Temperatures Slows Planting of Row Crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Unseasonably cool temperatures across South Dakota slowed planting of row crops and pasture growth. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that despite the cooler temperatures, producers had 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork. Winter wheat conditions were rated 31 percent very poor, 31 percent poor,...
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2 SD Students Chosen for President Scholar

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two South Dakota high school students are among more than 140 students from across the country being recognized for their accomplishments in academics or the arts. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the 49th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars on Monday. Duncan says Presidential Scholars demonstrate what accomplishments...
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SD Governor Urges Recognition of Military Service

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says people should take time this month to recognize the sacrifices and successes of those who have served in the U.S. military. May is National Military Appreciation Month. The governor says the vigilance of members of the armed forces has been instrumental in preserving the...
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Rushmore Mascots Heading Out on 14-City Tour

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) – The Mount Rushmore presidential mascots are heading out on a 14-city Midwest tour. Tourism Secretary Jim Hagen says the cities along the route are filled with people who have a high propensity to travel to South Dakota. He says the goal of the bus tour is to...
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