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Redfield and Philip Students Honored Through Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

UNDATED – (DRG News) Two South Dakota students were named the top two youth volunteers as part of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.  14-year-old Dalton Howe of Redfield and a 17-year-old Bristol youth-Nathan Duerre-earned $1,000 awards, engraved medallions and a trip to the nation’s Capital.  Howe was nominated by Redfield Junior High School...
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Report: Number of SD Farms Increases, Size Shrinks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A new federal report shows South Dakota saw a minor increase in its number of farms during the last five years, while the size of the average farm shrank slightly. The U.S. Department of Agriculture released the Census of Agriculture Thursday. It is based on 2012 data. The report...
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Survey Suggests Midwest Economy Losing Steam

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An economist says a survey of bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states suggests the regional economy is losing steam. The Rural Mainstreet Index dropped below growth neutral in the February survey, hitting 48.4, compared with 50.8 in January and 56.1 in December. The survey indexes range from 0 to...
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SD Senator Gives Up on Health Care Regulation Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota senator has asked a committee to defeat a bill he drafted to regulate the “navigators” who help sign up people for insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act. Sen. Al Novstrup says he talked to stake holders and could not find a compromise. The bill would have...
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