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People Leaving SD Countryside for Urban Centers

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – New 2012 census estimates confirm that people are leaving the South Dakota countryside to live in the urban centers of Sioux Falls and Rapid City. Gregory County Commission Chairman Dennis Vedralin tells the Rapid City Journal¬†that it’s an alarming trend that can lead to a shortage of retail options,...
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Blinds for Viewing Grouse Courtship Available

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Fort Pierre National Grassland will once again have viewing blinds available for people who want to want to watch the spring courtship rituals of prairie chickens. The viewing blinds can be reserved at no charge on the National Grasslands south of Fort Pierre. The viewing blinds are available...
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Survey Says Midwest Economic Survey Index Jumped

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwest and Plains states jumped last month, suggesting improving economic growth for the region over the next three to six months. The Mid-America Business Conditions index hit 58.2 in March, compared with 53.1 in February and 53.2 in January. Creighton University economist Ernie...
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A child running from an approaching snowplow, pushed by a train, near Redfield, taken in 1897. (Courtesy SDSHS)

Grant Helping to Preserve 600 South Dakota Images

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A recent scanning of glass plate negatives is helping preserve nearly 600 South Dakota images from the late 1890s to 1910s. The grant from the City of Deadwood and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission helped the South Dakota State Historical Society digitize and catalog the glass plate negatives from the...
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