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USDA Says Warmer Weather Improves Farm Conditions in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Pastures are beginning to turn green following warm weather and sunshine in South Dakota. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that the spring-like conditions resulted in 1.7 days suitable for fieldwork.  Activities included caring for livestock and preparing for spring planting. Winter wheat conditions...
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South Dakota Double Lung Transplant Patient Celebrates Two Birthdays

  HURON, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman says she is going to be celebrating two birthdays from now on: Her actual birthday and the day she received a double lung transplant.  Michelle Gascoigne was diagnosed with scleroderma and pulmonary hypertension in 2009. Scleroderma is a condition that damages and hardens the tissue...
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Mega Millions Ticket Sold in Rapid City

  RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A ticket sold in Rapid City is worth $10,000 in the latest Mega Millions drawing.  South Dakota lottery officials say the ticket matched four of five white ball numbers and the Mega Ball to win the game’s third prize in last Friday’s drawing. The odds of winning it...
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Small-Town Group in SD Protests School Demolition

LEOLA, S.D. (AP) – A group of people in the northeastern South Dakota community of Leola is using ribbons to protest the school board’s decision to demolish the town’s school and build a new one. The American News reports that the group of more than 20 people spent Sunday putting hundreds of blue and purple...
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