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Westward Ho!
Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:03 AM CST

Head west across the Missouri River at Chamberlain, S.D., climb the river bluffs, and Midwest corn and soybean country gives way to the expanse of the Great Plains. Its buttes and long horizons are straight out of a Charles M. Russell painting. But the landscape is changing as the Corn Belt expands out to the western edges of central South Dakota.

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