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Midwest, Plains Economic Index Declines from June

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Conductors of a monthly survey of business leaders in nine Midwest and Plains states say the region’s economy will grow in the coming months, despite a fourth month of decline in the survey’s overall index. The overall economic index for the region declined to 53.5 in July from June’s 55.6,...
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As Sturgis Visitors Arrive, Some Businesses Close

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – As motorcycle enthusiasts begin arriving in the western South Dakota city of Sturgis for an annual rally, another group of people is heading out. Several Sturgis business owners close their stores and clear out their merchandise to make way for temporary vendors that pay big money to rent prime downtown...
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Stulken Having Good Shooting Summer

  PIERRE, S.D. – The summer of 2013 has been memorable for Megan Stulken who will be a junior at Riggs High in Pierre.  Since June she has competed in nine events at three national shooting matches for precision air rifle and small bore (.22).  In June she competed at Fort Benning, GA during...
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SD Student Scores Remain Steady in Math, Reading

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Reading and math scores for South Dakota students remained about the same in an annual test given across the state. The state Education Department reports that 74 percent of the students tested last spring scored at the advanced or proficient levels in both math and reading. The department reports that...
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