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Midwest Economic Survey Index Hits 3-Year High

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states hit a three-year high in April, suggesting more economic growth over the next three to six months. A report issued Thursday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 60.4 from 58.2 in March. Looking six months ahead, the...
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Pierre School Board Accepts Three New Bids for Elementary School Project

PIERRE, S.D. Р(DRG News) The Pierre School Board chose to re-bid three different portions of the elementary school construction project earlier this month and as a result, the district has saved about $475,000.  The board met Monday and accepted three new bids. Almost a month ago, bids for General Construction ranged from $2.7...
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SD Governor Appoints Transportation Commissioner

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed a new member to the state’s transportation commission. The Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that Kathy Zander of Pierre has been chosen to serve a four-year term. She will succeed Sam Tidball who served for 20 years on the commission. Zander is the...
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Man Accused of Killing Fiancee Gets Life Sentence

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – A man accused of fatally shooting his fiancee in rural Chamberlain has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after changing his plea to guilty. 37-year-old Kent Davidson pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Wednesday at the Brule County Courthouse. Authorities contend Davidson shot Crystal Schulz in the head...
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