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Final Day to See Christmas at the Capitol Tree Display is December 26

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) If you have yet to see this year’s Christmas at the Capitol tree display, you have less than a week to view it.  The decorated trees in the capitol can be visited through Wednesday, December 26.  The display is open to the public daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00...
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Midwest, Plains Bankers See Rural Economy Growing

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new survey of rural bankers shows that rising commodity prices and lower energy costs are helping businesses in Midwestern states and the northern Plains. The Rural Mainstreet Index released Thursday climbed in December, the fourth straight month of growth. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss, who oversees the survey, says...
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Drought’s Grip Unrelenting Across Midwest

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The worst U.S. drought in decades continues its iron-fisted grip across much of the nation’s key farming states, though some relief could come from the first major snowstorm of the season trekking eastward across the Midwest. Thursday’s weekly U.S. Drought Monitor update shows that roughly 62 percent of the continental...
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SD Farmers and Ranchers Soon Being Asked to Fill Out 2012 Census of Agriculture

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Farmers and Ranchers will soon be asked to take the time to fill out the 2012 Census of Agriculture.  The Census is conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service and is a count of all U.S.farms, ranches and their...
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