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Another Day County lake infested with zebra mussels, fishermen plan to adjust | Sept 12


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On today's update...

Two out of every three rows of the state's corn crop become ethanol according to SDSU's extension service. And recent news out of Washington D.C. suggests that an already popular crop may become even more popular. 

South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Blue Dog Lake near Webster.
Blue Dog is now the third Day County lake to have a confirmed zebra mussel infestation according to GFP.

Two American Indian tribes in South Dakota have agreed to purchase 40 acres of land near the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is making $35 million available in grants to Native Americans to help implement a nationwide mental health crisis hotline.

Prison populations have overwhelmed existing structures. That is what interim study committees have heard this summer. According to the Secretary of Corrections, the solution lies in more and better prisons, and solutions need a lot of money. DOC Secretary Kellie Wasko addressed her concerns before the Legislative Task Force on the Incarceration Construction Fund.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.