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SD Lawmakers Consider Limits on Payday Lending

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel is taking a first look at a measure that seeks to put restrictions on short-term loans. Rep. Steve Hickey of Sioux Falls says he negotiated provisions of the bill with representatives of the payday lending industry who became alarmed after he suggested putting limits on...
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Almost Three Years After Flooding Devastated Their Home, Family Rebuilding Along the River

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A family whose waterlogged home was often shown on news footage during the 2011 flood has decided to return to riverside living again.  Rod and Dale Vizcarra’s house along Frontier Road north of Fort Pierre sat in flood waters during the summer of 2011 and had remained empty...
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SD Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Business Day at the Legislature and Annual Meeting to be Thursday in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry is holding the 38th Business Day at the Legislature and Annual Meeting Thursday in Pierre.  South Dakota Chamber President David Owen will give a Legislative Briefing to start the day. In the afternoon, organizers have scheduled the Chamber’s 10th annual Business Caucus...
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Non-Profit Organization Farm Rescue Now Offers Haying Assistance for Crisis-Stricken Farm Families

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – (DRG News) A North Dakota based non-profit organization that provides free planting and harvesting assistance for farm families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster is now adding haying to its list of assistance offerings.  Farm Rescue’s coverage area includes the states of South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota,...
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