SD Ranks Second in the Nation for Honey Production

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Honey production in South Dakota last year totaled 17 million pounds, the second-most in the nation behind North Dakota. The Agriculture Department says South Dakota production from producers with five or more colonies was up 3 percent over the year. Prices for the 2012 crop averaged $1.94 per pound,...
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No Powerball Winner? Officials Watch $320M Jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – No Powerball winner? It just means a bigger jackpot for the rest of us. Lottery officials say no ticket matched all the numbers in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, meaning the current $320 million jackpot could swell before the next drawing on Saturday. Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer says the...
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Red Meat Production Down 20 Percent From January

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – February commercial red meat production in South Dakota was down 20 percent from January. The South Dakota office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says the total of 80.3 million pounds for the month is down 1 percent from a year ago. February pork production was down in February,...
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Tribal President: Children Suffer From Removal

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The president of a South Dakota tribe suing the state’s Department of Social Services says Native American children suffer trauma and depression when they are wrongly removed from their homes. Oglala Sioux President Bryan Brewer says the state has for years removed Indian and non-Indian children from their family...
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