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Survey Suggests Slight Growth for Midwest Economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An economist says a survey of bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states suggests the regional economy is experiencing slow to no growth. The Rural Mainstreet Index rose slightly above growth neutral in March, to 50.1, compared with 48.4 in February. The survey indexes range from 0 to 100, with...
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Officials: SD Animal Rabies Cases Down in 2013

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The number of animal rabies cases in South Dakota dropped in 2013 after two consecutive years of increases. State health officials on Thursday reported 28 animal rabies cases in 2013, down from 60 cases in 2012 and 40 in 2011. State public health veterinarian Russ Daly says the numbers...
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County Supports Air Force Training Range Expansion

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – County officials in western South Dakota have voted in favor of a proposal to nearly triple the airspace where some U.S. Air Force pilots can train for combat. The Rapid City Journal reports that Pennington County commissioners will be sending a letter to the Air Force showing support for...
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SD Rancher Relief Fund Surpasses $5 Million

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A relief fund set up to help South Dakota ranchers in the wake of an early October blizzard has surpassed $5 million. South Dakota Stockgrowers Association Executive Director Silvia Christen says $4.2 million has been doled out to about 600 ranchers, and a decision will be made in early...
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