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Weakening Economy Seen Ahead for Rural Parts of 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly survey of bankers suggests a weakening economy lies ahead for rural parts of 10 Midwestern and Western states. The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index for March sank to 43.6, its lowest level since February 2010. Last month’s figure was 46.4. Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss oversees the...
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Redfield Man Injured in Semi Rollover on Hughes County Road Wednesday Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Redfield man received serious non-life threatening injuries Wednesday morning when the semi he was driving rolled along a county road east of Pierre.  The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says the accident occurred yesterday morning at approximately 9:40 a.m. 30 miles east of Pierre on a county...
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Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charge from Hockey Game Incident

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Philip man who authorities say spilled beer on and used racial slurs toward a group of Native American students in January at a Rapid City Rush hockey game has pleaded not guilty. Attorney Patrick Duffy entered the plea on Wednesday for 41-year-old Trace O’Connell, who’s charged with disorderly...
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Rick Weiland Returns with New Nonpartisan Political Group

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland is starting a South Dakota-based political organization dedicated to removing special interest influence in government. Weiland and retired Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson’s former chief of staff, Drey Samuelson, will formally announce an advocacy group and political action committee Thursday under the umbrella of...
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