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Public Access over Private Land

Pierre, SD (DRG NEWS) Private Land owners are being given more rights to who can access public waters across private land. The Parks V. Cooper South Dakota Supreme Court case that held that the legislature should determine  to what extent the public can use water that lies over privately own land, for recreational purposes....
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SD Gets $344,750 in Settlement on Foreclosures

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota’s share of a multistate settlement with one of the nation’s biggest mortgage processing companies is $344,750. Lender Processing Services Inc. has agreed to pay $121 million to resolve states’ claims that it wrongfully foreclosed on homeowners who should have been allowed to stay...
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Midwest Economic Index Suggests Slow Growth

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic index for nine Midwest and Plains states rose above a growth neutral level last month, pointing to slow growth for the region over the next three to six months. The Mid-America Business Conditions index hit 53.2 in January, up from 49.5 in December and 48.0 in November....
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New Law Signed by President Lets Tribes Seek Direct Disaster Aid

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The response to natural disasters and other emergencies in American Indian communities is expected to improve thanks to legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama. Tribes are now able to seek federal disaster aid directly from the president rather than waiting for state governors to make a declaration. The...
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