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More businesses raise money for ranchers

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One month ago, the Rancher Relief Fund was set up to help those who lost livestock due to the massive snow storm, and the support continues to overflow 

Dairy Queen restaurants across South Dakota have joined forces to help their neighbors who lost livestock during the early October blizzard by donating one dollar for every burger sold to the Rancher Relief Fund.

"It feels great, it's really nice to know that we're helping out the ranchers and everyone local here in the community that needs help," said Dairy Queen manager, Stephanie Wolf. "It's just a great cause, we love it, we love to help every way that we can anywhere in the community."

Dairy Queen owners hope the fundraiser, which lasts until Oct. 10th, will raise $25,000.

Dakotah Steakhouse in Rapid City is also doing it's part in helping the rancher community get back on its feet.

Owner Ed Seljeskog and his wife plan on matching, then giving, 25 percent of the restaurants gross revenue out of their pockets over the next two weeks.   

"This is something we, my wife and I particularly feel strong about that we want to give some support because the ranchers have supported us," said Seljeskog. "We're a close knit community and it's a broad community and the entire west part in the Black Hills, so we kind of work together and help each other."

Dakotah Steakhouse's fundraiser will last until Saturday the 16th.

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