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News Minute: Here is the latest South Dakota news from The Associated Press

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota Department of Agriculture workshop this week will address ways to treat trees infested with mountain pine beetles. The department says it will soon be time to identify and treat this year's infested trees. The workshop is Friday at the Walter Taylor 4-H building in Rapid City.

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota State University horticulture instructor will give advice in Brookings this week on harvesting and storing produce. Kimberly James says more people are interested in growing their own vegetables. She says the focus is helping them learn how to store the food so it can be enjoyed through winter.

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota has received more than $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Labor. The federal agency says the money will allow the state to adopt new technologies and ensure payments are given to those eligible to receive them. The agency granted more than $87 million nationwide to assist states revamp their programs.

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Board of Education says almost 780 high school students have enrolled in the state's reduced-cost dual credit program. The program allows students to earn credit at public universities and technical schools. The state education secretary calls the enrollment numbers "very exciting."

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