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Senate Race, Minimum Wage on South Dakota Ballot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The four-way race to fill the open seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, South Dakota’s last congressional Democrat, has dominated this election cycle. But Tuesday’s ballots will also ask voters to choose a U.S. House member, governor, legislative members and other state leaders, as well as decide on...
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Republicans Strong Headed Into Election Day

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Republicans are preparing for an Election Day sweep in South Dakota, from U.S. Senate to the governor’s office. Republican Mike Rounds has remained the front-runner against Democrat Rick Weiland and independents Larry Pressler and Gordon Howie. Incumbent Dennis Daugaard has had a considerably quieter race for the governor’s office against...
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Report: Midwest Economic Index Drops Again

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains has dropped again. A survey report issued early Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index fell in October to 51.8 from 54.3 in September. The figure was 57.2 in August. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and...
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Rounds Says Complacency His Worst Obstacle in Race

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds is the front-runner in the race for South Dakota’s open seat, but his main concern ahead of Election Day is that his supporters will be complacent. He took that message to supporters in western South Dakota on Sunday, urging them to vote on Tuesday....
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