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Corps study addresses Missouri River sediment

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says a new study indicates that high discharge, short duration reservoir releases out of Fort Randall Dam could help flush fine sediment out of the Missouri River.  The corps says it has been concerned about the buildup of silt and sand behind...
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State to sell Platte to Napa abandoned rail line

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Railroad Board is planning to sell an abandoned railroad line from Platte to Napa Junction near Yankton next month.  State air, rail and transit program manager Bruce Lindholm says the $1.5 million deal with Iron Horse Development Co. should be ready to finalize at the board’s...
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Body of Missing Man Found Near Wessington Springs

  MILLER, S.D. – The Hand County Sheriff’s Office has released more details about the search for an elderly man who was found dead after being missing for about four days.   LeRoy Nye was missing from his home in St. Lawrence since early Sunday morning. No one in the family knew Nye had left....
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South Dakota falls short of walleye egg collection goal

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A cold and snowy April set back fish spawning in South Dakota and complicated the efforts of state wildlife officials to collect walleye eggs from Lake Oahe and eight eastern lakes.  The state Game, Fish and Parks Department collected about 60 million walleye eggs, 7 million below the agency’s...
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Governors Mansion Tours to Resume This Summer

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The third season of free weekly tours at the South Dakota Governor’s mansion will begin next month.  Tickets for mansion tours must be obtained in advance from the Pierre Chamber of Commerce.  The tours will start June 5. They will be conducted each Wednesday in June, July and August....
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Leroy Nye Found

  Miller, SD – According to the Hand County Sheriff’s Office, Leroy Nye and the vehicle Nye drove have been found but no other details have been released.  The Hand County Sheriff’s Office will release more details in the morning.  The 80 year old Nye, who lived and farmed in the Pierre and Canning area,...
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In top coal state, gas could fuel next power plant

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The newest electrical generation project in the top coal-mining state is a power plant to be fueled by natural gas. Black Hills Corp. subsidiaries Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power and Black Hills Power are building the Cheyenne Prairie Generating Station on the outskirts of Cheyenne. The companies held a groundbreaking...
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South Dakota Governor part of National Health Task Force

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is part of a National Governors Association task force looking at ways states can improve the quality of health care and cut the cost of public health programs.  The task force of a dozen governors will focus on state efforts to redesign health care...
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Dog Killed in South Dakota Drug Bust

  CHANCELLOR, S.D. (AP) — Authorities searching a home for drugs in the southeastern South Dakota town of Chancellor during a parole check arrested three people and shot and killed a dog.  The Turner County Sheriff’s Office says authorities were using a police dog to aid in the search Tuesday when one of the...
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President Obama Opposes House Keystone Energy Pipeline Bill

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama opposes a House bill that would speed approval of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.  The White House said Tuesday that the bill “seeks to circumvent longstanding and proven processes” by removing a requirement for a presidential permit. The...
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