SD Governor Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s governor has ordered flags flown at half-staff Thursday, the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States. Gov. Dennis Daugaard asks that the flags remain at half-staff from 8 a.m. until sunset Thursday. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the attacks. Sept. 11...
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ND, SD Officials Bracing for Rare Children’s Virus

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Public health officials say a rare virus believed to be the cause of a severe respiratory illness that has affected children in at least 10 states may have already made its way to North Dakota and South Dakota. The suspected germ is enterovirus 68. It’s an uncommon strain of a...
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Crop Expert Says Cold Temps Could Hurt Soybeans

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – A crop expert says the cold overnight lows in the forecast this week could hurt some of South Dakota’s soybean harvest. Agronomy field specialist David Karki with South Dakota Extension says freezing temperatures can cause up to a 5 to 15 percent yield loss if the plant hasn’t reached maturity....
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Pheasant Habitat Group: Invest in Conservation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A working group established by Gov. Dennis Daugaard has released recommendations for protecting the state’s pheasant population by increasing and supporting habitat conservation practices in the state. The governor’s Pheasant Habitat Work Group report lays out eight key recommendations. The report was compiled from public input the committee heard...
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