BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Snow in early October and early December is pushing the fall harvest of some row crops in the Dakotas into the winter months. South Dakota sunflower farmer Tom Young says he thinks sunflower producers will be able to get the rest of that crop in. Sunflowers are taller than corn and can be harvested all winter long if weather permits.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Governor Dennis Daugaard (DOO'-gahrd) is asking that all flags in South Dakota be flown at half-staff in memory of Nelson Mandela. The former South African president died yesterday at the age of 95. Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years for opposing apartheid and helped dismantle the country's legacy of institutionalized racism.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The interim secretary of the Department of Labor and Regulation is removing interim from her title. Governor Dennis Daugaard (DOO'-gahrd) announced today that he will appoint Marcia Hultman, the department's deputy secretary, to take the position. Hultman joined the Department of Labor in 1997.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The NCAA will honor Pine Ridge native and Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills next month with its highest honor. The Theodore Roosevelt Award is named after the former president, whose concern for the conduct of college athletics led to the formation of the NCAA in 1906. Mills, a member of the Oglala (OHG'-lah-luh) Sioux Tribe, co-founded and has become the national spokesman for the Running Strong for American Indian Youth organization.
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