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Rounds says veterans may 'overwhelm' VA with new claims | Aug 08

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South Dakota U.S. Senator Mike Rounds says the Department of Veterans Affairs is at risk of being “overwhelmed” by veterans seeking care and benefits for toxic burn pit exposure.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol reported one fatal crash and four injury crashes in its first Rally Tally on Sunday.

More rain fell Sunday in Sioux Falls than any other day in the city’s recorded history. 5.41 inches of rain had fallen by mid-afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Most of the rain fell during a period of about eight hours beginning around 1 a.m.

Another company wants to conduct exploratory drilling for gold in the Black Hills. This time, the drilling sites are near Spearfish Canyon. Solitario Zinc Corporation plans to drill on national forest land southwest of Spearfish. The company is based in Colorado.

South Dakota is joining a nationwide effort to crack down on illegal robocalls. Joining attorney generals from 49 other states, the South Dakota attorney general's office has signed on to the Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force.

Expenditures for South Dakota farmers and ranchers are up, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.