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Oglala Lakota Pushing to Rename Shannon County

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A group of Oglala Lakota tribal members say they’ve gathered enough signatures to put a measure on the November ballot to rename Shannon County. The Rapid City Journal reports that tribal organizers hope to rename the county that makes up the majority of the land on the Pine Ridge...
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Governor Asking for Presidential Disaster Declaration

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested a presidential disaster declaration to help South Dakota repair infrastructure that was damaged by flooding and tornadoes in June. The governor says the request is for public assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. His request for individual assistance at the beginning of the month...
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Milk Production for June Up 5 Percent Over 2013

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says South Dakota increased its milk production in June. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says milk production in the state totaled 177 million pounds, a 5 percent increase over June 2013. The average number of milk cows in June was 97,000. Milk production...
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Authorities Say Body of Rape Victim Found One Month After Report

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Investigators say the body of a woman who was raped and murdered on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation was not discovered until a month after a drunk and agitated witness told police she was lying in tall grass west of Fort Yates. Twenty-nine-year-old Lance Summers, of Fort Yates, has pleaded...
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