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Report: Midwest Economic Index Rose Slightly in January

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new report says a monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains rose slightly in January. The survey report issued Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index climbed to 54.8 last month from 54.4 in December. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss, who oversees the survey, says growth...
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Researchers Studying How Animals Affected by Wetlands Loss

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – Some South Dakota researchers are using a federal grant to figure out what happens to the animals when a pond goes dry. How far the frogs, salamanders and ducks must travel to find another wetland is the focus of the work being done over three years by the South Dakota...
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Lawmakers to Mull Roads and Bridges, New Games for Deadwood

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Lawmakers are expected to debate raising revenue to fund roads and bridges, legislative pay hikes and expanding the kinds of games Deadwood can offer this week. The debate over raising revenue to fund roads and bridges will heat up when the House Transportation Committee considers Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s roughly $50...
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SDHP Says Seneca Man Dies in One-Vehicle Crash Near Faulkton

SENECA, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a Seneca man died Friday after his pickup truck crashed near Faulkton. Forty-two-year-old Lorne Weber was driving westbound on 172nd Street. His truck hit a field approach and rolled. He was not wearing a seatbelt. Authorities pronounced Weber dead at the scene. No other...
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