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Survey: Drought Dragging Down Midwest Economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The ongoing drought – combined with the global economic turmoil – is hurting business in nine Midwest and Plains states and increasing worries about the possibility of another recession. A report released Wednesday says July’s Mid-America Business Conditions Index plunged below growth neutral for the first time since 2008. The...
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SDDOT Improving Safe Travel Website Features Prior to Winter’s Arrival

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation is working on improvements to the state’s Safe Travel USA website, which offers important travel information year-round. Prior to the start of the winter season, the DOT is adding 11 more “Environmental Sensor Stations” across the state—towers which hold equipment to monitor conditions....
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Lyman County Achievement Days Coming to Kennebec Thursday and Friday

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) This week brings Lyman County Achievement Days to Kennebec. Achievement Days will be held Thursday and Friday. Misty Welter, Brule/Lyman 4-H Program Advisor says the two-day event kicks off with games for kids and exhibits will be entered from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. There will also be a burger...
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SD’s Broadband initiative Awards 15 Technology Grants

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) At least six area institutions were awarded grants through the South Dakota Broadband Initiative. $112,000 in technology grants were awarded to 15 recipients. Jim Edman, Acting Commissioner for the state Bureau of Information and Telecommunications and Project Manager for the State Broadband Initiative says the grants will provide technology...
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