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An aerial photo taken in September shows the devastation wrought by pine beetles in the vicinity of South Dakota's Harney Peak, which is the rocky peak at center. The discolored trees have been killed by the insects. (Beth Steinhauer/Black Hills National Forest Photo)

Delegates work to thwart pine beetle

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U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin has introduced legislation that she hopes will stem the tide of the pine beetle while creating jobs in South Dakota.

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That brings to three the number of South Dakota's congressional delegates pushing for some sort of relief from the pest that is ruining thousands of acres of prime forest land in the state's Black Hills.

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