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Drought Mitigation Center Says Rain Eases Drought for Some, But Not All

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Rain that moved across the Midwest in the past week has helped ease drought conditions for some farmers. The weekly drought monitor report from the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska was released Thursday. It shows the rain that caused flooding in some areas of the...
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SD Closes the Books on Three Natural Disasters in 2008

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Office of Emergency Management says it has completed the paperwork and closed the books on three presidentially declared natural disasters in the state in 2008. A winter storm with record snowfall happened in early May 2008. A severe storm caused widespread flooding in June of that year. Another...
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NWS Says Pierre and Watertown Saw Record Low Temps This Morning

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Some record lows were broken or tied in parts of the state this morning.  The National Weather Service in Aberdeen says a record low temperature of 22 degrees was set at Pierre this morning.  That broke the old record of 24 set in 1950.  A new record low was...
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Harrold and Fort Thompson Fire Departments Called to Early Morning Trailer Fire

HARROLD, S.D. – (DRG News ) Two central South Dakota fire departments responded to the report of an early morning trailer house fire in the Big Bend Community this morning.  Harrold Fire Department Chief Treg Cowan says fire crews from Harrold and Fort Thompson were summoned about 1:30 a.m. this morning and on arrival,...
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