Railroad Track

Midwest Railcar Shortage Debate Shifts to DC

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Midwestern lawmakers and farmers are shifting the attention of a railcar shortage problem to Washington with proposed legislation, a committee hearing and meetings with decision makers. South Dakota Sen. John Thune says he’s co-sponsoring legislation to give the National Surface Transportation Board more efficiency and authority. Among the proposed...
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USDA Says South Dakota Spring Wheat Harvest Behind Average

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Spring wheat harvest in South Dakota is lagging behind totals from last year at the time and the five-year average. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that spring wheat harvested was at 88 percent, behind the five-year average and last year’s figure of 99 percent. Barley...
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Proposal Would Create Fund to Increase Teacher Pay

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Representatives from three South Dakota education organizations have a proposal they say would increase teacher salaries and rival its neighboring states. Wade Pogany is the executive director of the Associated School Boards of South Dakota. Pogany told the Legislative Planning Committee on Monday that the average salary in South Dakota...
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Jail Cell

South Dakota Prison Inmate Found Dead in Cell

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State prison officials say an inmate serving a life sentence for first-degree murder has been found dead in his cell. Authorities say 37-year-old Kent Davidson was found dead at the South Dakota State Penitentiary early Monday morning. Authorities say the death is under investigation by the Division of Criminal...
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