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Man, 91, Dies Following Crash Near Marshall

The State Patrol says a 91-year-old man died Saturday after a two-car crash in southwestern Minnesota.

06/07/2015

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Cokato Man Pleads Not Guilty To Robbing Aberdeen Casino

One of two Minnesota men accused of robbing a South Dakota casino at gunpoint has pleaded not guilty. Roger Kihega, of Cokato, Minnesota, pleaded not guilty to armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon Friday.

06/06/2015

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Economy Remains Weak In Rural Parts Of 10 States

A new survey suggests the economy will remain weak in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states because the strong U.S. dollar is hurting exports and the bird flu is hitting poultry farms hard.

05/21/2015

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SD Board Halts Poultry Shows While Officials Fight Bird Flu

Poultry shows have been canceled across South Dakota until further notice while officials attempt to halt the spread of bird flu. The South Dakota Animal Industry Board voted Wednesday to halt poultry exhibitions in the state, which will likely affect the South Dakota State Fair in September.

05/20/2015

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Bird Flu Found At South Dakota Egg-Laying Chicken Farm

South Dakota has its first case of bird flu at an egg-laying chicken farm that holds 1.3 million of the birds.

05/14/2015

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Tornado Damages Buildings In SD; At Least 3 Injured

Some buildings in the small town of Delmont were damaged by a tornado on Sunday, and at least three people were injured, but no deaths were reported.

05/10/2015

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Kids, Adults Gather In Watertown, S.D. For Presidential Visit

President Barack Obama checks the 50th state off his list of places to visit with a planned commencement speech Friday in Watertown before about 700 tech school grads and their families.

05/08/2015

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Documentary On T-Rex Discovery Leads To Pardon Request

Pete Larson has discovered thousands of fossils around the world, co-authored three books and led the team that unearthed the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. But there’s one black mark on his record: a federal conviction that landed him in prison almost 20 years ago.

04/30/2015

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Fans Across Minnesota Flock To Target Field For Twins Home Opener

The baseball home opener is a time when Twins fans can dream big. A sold-out crowd filed into Target Field full of excitement Monday afternoon, in anticipation of what this season will bring.

04/13/2015

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2 More South Dakota Farms Confirmed With Deadly Bird Flu

Federal officials say a deadly strain of bird flu has been confirmed at two more South Dakota farms, condemning about 100,000 more turkeys to destruction and raising the number of affected Midwest farms to 22. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service said late Friday that a flock of 53,000 turkeys at a farm in McCook County and 46,000 turkeys at a farm in McPherson County are infected.

04/11/2015

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Klobuchar Discusses Bird Flu With Minnesota Turkey Producers

Sen. Amy Klobuchar has been meeting with Minnesota turkey producers to hear their concerns about the bird flu outbreak, and says she plans to speak with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack soon to discuss the federal response to the crisis.

04/09/2015

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Minneapolis Federal Reserve to start Indian Country center

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis plans to start a national center to spur development on Indian reservations, which have been plagued by poverty passed down through generations, according to the Fed bank’s outgoing president.

04/04/2015

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Bird Flu Appears At 5th Minnesota Turkey Farm

Another Minnesota turkey farm is dealing with an outbreak of the bird flu.

State officials confirm a farm in Stearns County found the H5N2 strain of avian influenza, making it the fifth commercial turkey grower to be hit with the virus.

04/03/2015

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Deadly Bird Flu Shows Up On 5th Minnesota Farm

Officials say a bird flu strain that’s deadly to poultry has been confirmed on a fifth turkey farm in Minnesota. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the H5N2 strain in a flock of 71,000 turkeys in Stearns County.

04/02/2015

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S. Dakota Man Killed In Scott Co. Rollover Crash

A South Dakota man is dead after a rollover crash early Saturday morning in Scott County. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened just before 4 a.m. on Highway 169, south of Marystown.

03/21/2015

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Weakening Economy Seen Ahead For Rural Parts Of 10 States

A monthly survey of bankers suggests a weakening economy lies ahead for rural parts of 10 Midwestern and Western states.

03/19/2015

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Fight Over Keystone XL Project Doesn’t Stall Pipeline Boom

In a far corner of North Dakota, just a few hundred miles from the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, 84,000 barrels of crude oil per day recently began flowing through a new line that connects the state’s sprawling oilfields to an oil hub in Wyoming.

03/15/2015

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Minnesota Man Finds Hidden Treasure In Postcard Collection

Fred Eckhardt of Boyd, Minn. is on a quest to get a card from every town in Minnesota and South Dakota- that means stops at garage sales during his cross-country trips. It was during one of those stops at an Illinois farm nearly 30 years ago, that he found something unusual.

03/05/2015

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And The Most Googled Recipe In Minnesota Is …

Move over grape salad! Minnesotans apparently love their salmon dishes, according to data from Google Trends. The Huffington Post has compiled a list of the most-Googled recipes by state, and it seems we just can’t get enough of that leaping fish.

03/03/2015

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Man Gets 15 Years In Sturgis Underage Sex Trafficking Sting

A Belle Fourche man convicted of trying to pay for sex with underage girls at the 2013 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.

02/10/2015

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S.D. Panel Votes To Void Transgender Students In Sports Policy

A state House committee has approved a proposal that would void a High School Activities Association policy on transgender student participation in sports. The House State Affairs Committee on Monday voted 10 to 2 to support the measure.

02/09/2015

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Agencies Say Black Hills Pine Beetles Growing At Slower Pace

A new aerial analysis of the Black Hills National Forest shows the pine beetle epidemic is still growing but slower than before.

02/08/2015

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Lewis And Clark Water Pipeline Picks Up Additional Funding

A pipeline that will deliver Missouri River water to towns and rural water systems in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota has picked up more funding from Washington. The Lewis and Clark Regional Water System will receive an extra $6.6 million from Bureau of Reclamation, in addition to the original $2.4 million budgeted for this year.

02/07/2015

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Bill Aims To Save Small-Town School On SD/Minn. Border

Jody Biever and other members of her family have been attending the Big Stone City school for decades, so the possible loss of state funding has rallied them and other members of the community. “We all kind of band together when something goes wrong,” she said.

01/31/2015

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Record-Breaking Warmth In The Dakotas

As a blizzard slams the Northeast, mid-winter warmth is breaking records in the Northern Plains. Record-high temperatures in the 50s and 60s were set in parts of the region Monday, and Tuesday temperatures were expected to climb even higher — into the 70s even in southwestern South Dakota.

01/27/2015

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