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4 SD Schools Receive National Achievement Honor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Four South Dakota schools have earned national recognition from the U.S. Department of Education for gains in academic achievement. South Dakota’s Blue Ribbon schools are: Howard Elementary School in Howard; Medary Elementary School in Brookings; O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls; and Timber Lake High School in Timber Lake. The...
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2012 Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup

Custer Buffalo Roundup Matches Past Turnout of 14K

CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. (AP) – The state of South Dakota says more than 14,000 people took part in the buffalo roundup at Custer State Park, matching crowd records from the previous six years. The 49th annual roundup took place Friday in the Black Hills. Horseback riders were joined by all-terrain vehicles and pickup...
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SD Hospitals Are Equipped to Handle Ebola Patients

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Hospitals in South Dakota say they are equipped to safely manage patients infected with Ebola. Avera Health says it has rooms to host sick patients in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Aberdeen, Marshall, Mitchell and Yankton. Sanford Health says it has more than 30 rooms in Sioux Falls. Federal health officials...
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South Dakota Wheat Production Up 69 Percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Wheat production in South Dakota this year is up 69 percent from 2013, to 131 million bushels. The Agriculture Department’s small grain production report estimates winter wheat production in the state up 127 percent, spring wheat up 40 percent and durum wheat up 7 percent. The report estimates South...
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