Honoring the fallen with flowers

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Traditionally, on Memorial Day people visit cemeteries and memorials and place flowers arrangements or plants on grave sites at cemeteries. Local greenhouses and flowers shops are busy filling orders. Red, white and blue arrangements as well as hanging baskets are popular for this holiday. Nachtigall’s Greenhouse Typically people will choose flowers that can withstand the wind,…

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Efforts underway to get food from US farms to the needy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — One of the many troubling aspects of the coronavirus pandemic has been seeing farmers have to destroy crops and euthanize livestock at a time when millions are losing their jobs and demand is soaring at food banks. However, some states have begun spending more money to help pay for food that might otherwise go to waste…

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Helpful tips when spotting more snakes during warmer weather

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Warmer weather can mean more snake sightings. Here are a few tips on how to keep yourself, family and pets safe from the slithering creatures. Animal Services and Enforcement says its been getting five calls a week about snakes. Being cold-blooded, snakes enjoy soaking up warmth from the sun. If you see a snake, it’s recommended…

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North Dakota governor delivers plea against ‘mask shaming’

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is asking residents to avoid “mask shaming” people who are wearing protective gear because of the coronavirus. The Republican governor and ardent Donald Trump supporter says people who choose to wear masks deserve “support and encouragement” because they may be protecting someone who is vulnerable to the virus. Burgum says masks…

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Joe Biden wins Hawaii presidential primary delayed by virus

HONOLULU (AP) — Joe Biden has won the presidential primary in Hawaii. The results were announced Saturday. The party-run primary was delayed by more than a month because of the coronavirus. In-person voting was canceled and additional ballots were sent out for an all-mail-in voting system. Biden received 63% of the votes and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders received 37%. Biden…

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