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Nick Lowrey, South Dakota News Watch
Demand for food assistance among needy South Dakota residents has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and donations of food and the volunteers needed to help distribute it are becoming harder to find. So far, the food collection and delivery systems in South Dakota have kept up and most...
Why do you need to wear cloth face coverings? In light of new data about how COVID-19 spreads, along with evidence of widespread COVID-19 illness in communities across the country, CDC recommends that people wear a cloth face covering to cover their nose and mouth in the community setting. This is...
    More than 160 municipal and county officials have signed a letter requesting Governor Noem to declare a public health emergency.“We believe this declaration would allow more options for the Governor and our local governments who are on the front lines,” stated Yvonne Taylor, Executive Director...
South Dakota News Watch South Dakota ranchers are seeing current and future prices fall rapidly for cattle they are feeding now. These cattle were grazing in a pasture east of Miller in Hand County.
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned a bad situation for South Dakota beef producers into a crisis in which low market prices and corresponding revenue losses may force some ranchers into bankruptcy. Beef producers are seeing what in January was an $80 profit on each animal sold fall to a $75 loss per...
If the COVID-19 pandemic grows rapidly in South Dakota — as it has in other states and nations — the state’s hospital systems are likely to be quickly overwhelmed, according to medical experts in South Dakota and elsewhere. It is unknown if the state has enough ventilators or intensive-care beds,...
A long, simmering battle between electricity providers in South Dakota is coming to a head as the 2020 legislative session winds down, and at stake is the potential for faster economic growth in some cities versus the possibility of higher electric rates for rural residents. The debate is raging...
 WHAT WAS THAT?... Over the past 80 years or so, nearly everyone who grew up in Lyman County, plus thousands of tourist’s bouncing along old Highway 16, or speeding up 1-90 on the sloping road west from Oacoma have been beguiled by the relics of an old ruins just north of the road, on a wind-swept...
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The legal language describing who qualifies as a South Dakota resident when it comes to in-state hunting privileges is laid out in state law, but the real-world definition is now murkier than ever. A recent drawn-out, highly charged criminal case in South Dakota could have further defined...
A new industry launching in South Dakota will use manure from dairy farms to generate usable natural gas, creating a new income stream for some South Dakota farmers and reducing greenhouse gas emissions along the way. California-based renewable energy company Brightmark Energy announced plans on...
Flooding can be dangerous to livestock and crop health. Flooding can make for difficult access and hinder transportation efforts. If you sustain severe damage to your crops or livestock, contact your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) for more information. Preparation Guidelines for your farm or ranch...

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