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Schwan Closing Two Dakotas Facilities, Opening One

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The Minnesota-based Schwan Food Company is closing distribution centers in Oakes, N.D., and Faulkton, S.D., and building a 7,000-square-foot facility in the South Dakota city of Aberdeen. Company spokesman Chuck Blomberg says the move is aimed at increasing efficiency. The Aberdeen facility is to be completed in the fall at...
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American Indian Studies ‘Long Overdue’ at SDSU

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota State University will soon begin to offer a new tribal studies major. The Argus Leader reports┬áthat the Board of Regents last month approved the new bachelor of arts in tribal studies at the school. SDSU is the third university in the state to offer such a major. The...
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SD Officials Say State GDP Up 1.9 Percent in 2012

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say a preliminary estimate indicates that the state’s gross domestic product rose by 1.9 percent last year. GDP statistics are released by the U.S. Commerce Department as a measure of comprehensive economic activity. GDP is the sum of all goods and services produced. Pat Costello, commissioner of...
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Residents, Staff Say Goodbye at Hosmer Home

HOSMER, S.D. (AP) – Financial woes are forcing a Hosmer nursing home to shut its doors, closing down the largest employer in town. The Hosmer Senior Citizens Home is closing July 15. For the past month, its residents have slowly been moving away, leaving for other facilities to call home. Administrator Jennifer Bohn tells...
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