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Midwest Business Conditions Improve in November

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic report says business conditions in nine Midwestern states improved slightly in November. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to a tepid 51.2 on a growth scale of 0 to 100. The index was growth-neutral in October at 50.0, the lowest level since 2012. Creighton University economist Ernie...
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Fall Blizzard Still Hurting Ranchers in Nebraska, SD

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Agriculture officials say the October blizzard that killed thousands of cattle in northwest Nebraska and southwest South Dakota will have a lasting impact in the region. Dawes County extension educator Scott Cotton tells the Lincoln Journal Star the blizzard had a bigger impact because it followed a summer of drought...
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Event Gives Disabled Hunters a Crack at Deer

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Some wheelchair-using deer hunters can still get out and pursue the sport they love. It happens through a program started about 20 years ago in the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area near Pierre. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started the Oahe Downstream Disabled Hunt and the state Department of Game,...
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House, Senate Negotiations Key for South Dakota

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Dakota has a lot on the line in Congress as the year comes to a close.  House and Senate negotiators are trying to wrap up a farm bill – which could provide much-needed relief to ranchers and protections to farmers. And another committee is trying to hammer out a water...
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