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South Dakota Hospital Suing IHS for $6.5 Million

MARTIN, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota hospital that nearly closed earlier this year because of financial problems is suing the Indian Health Service, saying the federal agency doesn’t pay its bills. The Bennett County Hospital in Martin is trying to collect more than $1.65 million in fees for care provided to members of...
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Drought Hurts Rural Economy in 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The economy in rural parts of 10 Midwest and Western states continued to look weak in September as the drought weighed down agricultural businesses. A new survey of bankers in the region released Thursday showed that the overall economic index remained in negative territory at 48.3 in September. That was...
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SD Stockgrowers Association Holding Convention

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association is holding its annual convention and trade show in Rapid City Friday through Sunday. The convention, in its 121st year, will be held at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center. R-CALF USA President George Chambers will be the keynote speaker on Friday night. The...
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Fort Pierre to Host Two Big Events Saturday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This Saturday brings a fun day for all ages to Fort Pierre. The Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center will have a branding event from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Ranchers can permanently burn their brand into the Rodeo Center timbers-and add to the hundreds of brands that...
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