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Dakotas Shown on North American Map

Median Age in Dakotas Drops Thanks to Oil Boom

WASHINGTON (AP) – North Dakota and South Dakota are among five states that saw the median age of their population drop thanks to the country’s oil and gas boom. Data released Thursday by the Census Bureau shows the Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming and Oklahoma are attracting young men looking for work in the oil fields....
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Susy Blake (Photo from LRC Website)

Former Lawmaker Chosen as Running Mate in Governor’s Race

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Democratic candidate for governor Susan Wismer has named former state lawmaker and nurse Susy Blake as her running mate. Wismer is a state representative and says she and Blake worked well together in the Legislature. She says Blake has been an advocate for many of the issues she supports....
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SD Releases Fiscal Data, Opens Government a Little

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed an executive order requiring the regular release of state revenue, expenses and cash balance data. Daugaard has been getting paper versions of the reports every month. He says the figures help him monitor the strength of the state’s finances. His staff says the...
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July Court Date Set for US Senate Candidate Walker

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A court date has been scheduled next month for an independent candidate for U.S. Senate in South Dakota who failed to make the November ballot. ¬† A complaint was filed earlier against Clayton Walker, accusing him of perjury and filing false documents. The attorney general’s office said Tuesday night that...
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