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Inmates helping with storm cleanup at Canton

CANTON (AP) — Fifty minimum-security prisoners and five staff members from the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls are helping with cleanup from last week's severe storms.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard authorized the inmates and staff to help out, and on Tuesday they headed to the Canton area in southeastern South Dakota.

The area got more than 8 inches of rain on June 16. Flooding affected both road and rail traffic.

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