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FILE: Railroad Crossing, Train
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New Owners And Name For D.M. & E. Railroad

Genesee & Wyoming Inc., a large short line railroad company is purchasing the western portion of the D.M. & E. Railroad from Canadian Pacific.

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STUDY: Some, Not All Northern Plains Congresspeople Have Statehouse Experience

Before they hit the “big league” in Washington, D.C., how many legislators served in the “minor leagues” of Pierre, Bismarck, St. Paul, Lincoln, Cheyenne and Helena?

For example, two-thirds of South Dakota’s Congressional delegation previously “did time” in Pierre in the dead of winter in January and February

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Pic Courtesy of John Bender
Pic Courtesy of John Bender

Mountain Lion Shot in Lyman County [PHOTOS]

Another mountain lion was shot in South Dakota. But when I heard 'where' the big cat was taken it caught me by surprise!

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The 124 States of America: The Dakotas Divided by 3 Plus 66% of Montana Equals X

Prof. Andrew Shears' 124 States of America map, used with permission and courtesy the author at andrewshears.com.

 

(NPN) -- Question: What’s North and South Dakota divided by three plus a chunk of Montana?

Answer: Dakota, Pembina and Chippewa, states

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Joe Walsh Crowd JazzFest
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South Dakota One of Fastest-growing States in Nation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that South Dakota is one of the fastest-growing states in the nation, though it lags behind its northern neighbor.

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Picture taken Oct. 7th, 2013 Southwest of Faith, SD of a 500 lb. calf who perished in the storm

Recap of the Top News in South Dakota in 2013

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Much of the year in state news hovered around a shuttered beef plant, which returned to the headlines with a bankruptcy filing before exploding into a saga involving the death of a former economic development official, investigations into corruption and a court auction sale.

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FILE: Healthcare, Health, Doctor, Exam
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Health Official: Rapid City Hit Hard with Flu

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Department of Health says as the flu season begins, Rapid City is coughing and aching worse than any other South Dakota city.

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South Dakota Capital Building
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Capitol Christmas Trees Coming Down This Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakotans who still want to see the decorated Christmas trees at the state Capitol in Pierre have a couple of days before they come down.

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Be Careful What You Ask For In South Dakota Minimum Wage Hike

Making more money is supposed to mean narrowing the gap between the poor and the rich. This is one of the tenets of those who are in favor of raising the minimum wage for the poorest of us.

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FILE: Sioux Falls Traffic, Sioux Falls Roads, Louise Avenue
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South Dakota Senator Continues Effort to Boost Road Taxes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota senator who has long urged additional funding for state highways says he plans to take a measured approach in his next attempt to boost the state taxes that support road construction and maintenance.

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