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Midwest Economic Index Hits Another 3-year High

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has inched up to hit another three-year high, suggesting more economic growth over the next three to six months. A report issued Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 60.5 in May from 60.4 in April, which...
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SD Board Interviews Legislative Agency Candidates

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature’s Executive Board is interviewing candidates for the leader of a group that supports state lawmakers by drafting bills and estimating the financial impact of legislation. The board is interviewing five candidates Monday and Tuesday to identify the future director of the Legislative Research Council. The position...
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Gant Predicts 50 Percent Turnout for Primary

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant predicts a slightly above average turnout at the polls for the June 3 primary election. He expects about 40 percent of Republicans and 20 percent of Democrats to vote. He says interest in the candidates is the biggest driver on election days. A...
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PFD Called to Site of Tipped Propane Truck Near Pierre Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Local firefighters responded Saturday to a location near Pierre’s outskirts where a semi-truck hauling propane had tipped on its side. Responders were notified just before 10:00 a.m. Saturday that assistance was needed at the site-near Gale’s Gas. South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper John Peary says the fully loaded semi...
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