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UBS Making Software Changes to Shorten Wait Time to Donate Blood

MITCHELL, S.D. – (DRG News) Those who donate blood through United Blood Services drives are being reminded that new software is making the donation process faster. Abbie Titze-Donor Recruiter with UBS in Mitchell says the latest software has changed the way pre-donation interviews are done. In the past, it sometimes took up to 25...
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Lightning-Caused Fire Damages Home & Causes Problems at Nearby Residences

GETTYSBURG, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire caused by a lightning strike left damage to a home west of Gettysburg Sunday. Potter County Sheriff Curt Hamburger says the fire was reported about 5:30 p.m. yesterday near Bob’s Resort-18 miles west of Gettysburg. He says a storm moving through the area yesterday included lightning. Hamburger...
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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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