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Governor Expects Aberdeen Beef Plant to be Bought

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he expects a financially troubled South Dakota beef packing plant will eventually be bought and operated by a new owner. Northern Beef Packers in Aberdeen filed for bankruptcy protection last month and has asked a judge to allow it to hire an investment banking firm that...
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USDA: Warmer Temps Needed to Advance SD Crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says warmer temperatures are needed to advance crop development in South Dakota. The USDA in its weekly crop report says that winter wheat is 73 percent harvested, behind the 93 percent average and last year’s completion by this date. Spring wheat is 21 percent...
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‘Wild Bill’ Hickock’s Pistol Going Up For Auction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A San Francisco auction house says it’s selling the gun “Wild Bill” Hickock was wearing when he was shot and killed. Bonhams announced Monday that it will auction off the Smith & Wesson No. 2 revolver in November. It was on Hickock when Jack McCall shot him in the South...
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Last Dry SD Reservation Voting on Alcohol Sales

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Native Americans in South Dakota are voting whether to legalize alcohol on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Tuesday’s vote is expected to be close. Critics of the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s plan say legalization would only make the reservation’s troubles worse. Alcohol is blamed for some of the highest rates...
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