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Midwest, Plains Economic Index Rose in August

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An economic index compiled from a survey of business leaders in nine Midwest and Plains states rose slightly last month, the first increase since March. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index hit 53.8 in August, compared with 53.5 in July. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says...
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South Dakota State Fair Ends 5-Day Run in Huron

HURON, S.D. (AP) – Final numbers won’t be in for a while, but it appears unseasonably warm weather didn’t have too much of an effect on attendance at the South Dakota State Fair. The fair wrapped up its five-day run in Huron Monday. Manager Jerome Hertel tells KOKK that last week’s heat might have...
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Ballot Measure Proposed on Insurance Restrictions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A proposed South Dakota ballot measure would prohibit insurance companies from preventing their customers from choosing health care providers that are not included in company networks. The Argus Leader reports that the proposal is sponsored by three South Dakota doctors. It would allow any health provider to take part...
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SD Governor Promotes Support for People with Disabilities

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is recognizing workers who provide hands-on support and training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The governor says there are more than 3,700 direct support professionals who work with more than 4,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in programs across South Dakota. He...
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