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Survey Suggests Economic Slump Looming in Midwest

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic index report suggests an economic slump over the next three to six months for nine Midwest and Plains states. The Mid-America Business Conditions index dropped to 46.5 last month from 50.4 in September. The survey of business leaders and supply managers uses a collection of indexes ranging...
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Corps Talks About Dry Forecast and Draft AOP at Tuesday Meeting

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Corps of Engineers continues with its fall public meetings-as it rolls out its 2012-2013 Draft Annual Operating Plan for the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System. Meetings were held in Pierre and Bismarck on Tuesday. They continue today and tomorrow in Iowa and Missouri. At Tuesday’s meeting in Pierre,...
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Governor and First Lady Vote Early Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Earlier today, Governor Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard became two of the many South Dakotans that are choosing to vote early. The Daugaard’s visited the Hughes County Courthouse and cast their ballots this morning. Governor Daugaard says he has been voting early and prefers the process to...
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Man to be Arraigned Monday on Charges of Rape and Sexual Contact with a Child

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A former Agar resident appeared in a Pierre courtroom yesterday for a preliminary hearing on charges that include Rape and Sexual Contact with a Child. 44-year-old Gary Glenn Morris was charged by complaint with one count of Fourth Degree Rape and four counts of Sexual Contact with a Child...
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Man Arrested After Reportedly Fleeing Officer

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Police arrested a man late Tuesday night after the man reportedly fled from an officer. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says 30-year-old Beau Foote was seen speeding near the intersection of Capitol and Nicollet Avenues about 11:45 p.m. last night. Blemaster says Foote refused to yield to the...
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Drought Influencing Missouri River Management Plan

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Residents and officials in the Dakotas are urging the Army Corps of Engineers to conserve water in upstream Missouri River reservoirs as drought conditions persist. The call comes just a year after record flooding on the river. The corps is holding six meetings in five states over four days on...
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South Dakota’s Child Obesity Rate Rises

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Childhood obesity in South Dakota rose slightly during the 2011-2012 school year, with more than 15 percent of kids younger than 19 reported as obese. The South Dakota Department of Health reports that 15.9 percent of children younger than 19 are obese in South Dakota, up slightly from 15.2 percent...
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Prosecutors and Public Defenders Can Get Loan Help

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is accepting applications in a program that helps prosecutors and public defenders repay their education loans. Jackley says applications will be accepted through Dec. 31. The attorney general says the federally funded program is an incentive for prosecutors and public defenders to remain in...
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South Dakota Red Cross Official Says Donations Being Taken to Help Those Hurt by Superstorm Sandy

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) What’s now been dubbed “Superstorm Sandy” has caused an untold amount of damage in the eastern part of the United States, left millions without electricity, caused flooding, fires and other damage. Preliminary estimates are that the damage will range between $10 billion and $20 billion dollars. The Red Cross...
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SD Oil and Gas Business Roundtable Held Friday in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Friday brought the South Dakota Oil and Gas Business Roundtable to Pierre. The meeting was sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Hunter Roberts, Energy Policy Director for the GOED, says this was one of the first roundtables of its type in recent years-geared toward the oil and...
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