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Tribal Leaders in Dakotas Gathering for Summit

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Tribal leaders in the Dakotas will discuss topics ranging from health care to economic development during an annual gathering in Bismarck this week. The 18th annual Tribal Leaders Summit is Wednesday through Friday at the Bismarck Civic Center. Coordinator Julie Dejarlais tells The Bismarck Tribune that there will be a...
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Report: Midwest Economic Index Inched Up in August

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states rose slightly in August, suggesting growth is ahead.        A survey report issued Tuesday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index inched up to 57.2 last month from 57.0 in July. The index had reached a three-year high...
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Legislators to Discuss Relaxing Wine-Shipping Laws

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota legislators are hammering out the details of potential legislation that could allow for consumer-direct wine shipping in the state.        The Alcoholic Beverage Shipping and Distribution committee will meet in Pierre on Tuesday. Committee lawmakers will discuss whether to bring a bill to the full Legislature that...
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Wagon Train to Start Its Trek to Pierre for 125th

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – A wagon train leaves Yankton for Pierre this week as part of the state’s 125th anniversary of statehood. Before the procession leaves on Thursday, a public gathering will be held at the Yankton rodeo grounds in the afternoon and evening on Wednesday. The program will include remarks from Gov. Dennis...
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Capital Area United Way Campaign Kickoff Scheduled for September 17

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Capital Area United Way will kick off the organization’s 2014-2015 campaign on September 17.  The kickoff marks the start of United Way’s annual fundraising effort and is used to introduce the Campaign Chairpersons, announce the goal for the fundraising campaign and premier its campaign video.  The Capital Area United...
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SD Man Sentenced in Beating Case on Cheyenne Reservation

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. (AP) – A Dupree man has been sentenced to one year in prison in an assault incident in the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 31-year-old Lester Delbert Clown was also ordered to one year of supervised release. Clown pleaded guilty to a striking, beating and wounding charge....
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Thune Could Play Pivotal Role in Internet Access

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. John Thune from South Dakota could play a pivotal role in shaping the future of internet access in America should he become the head of the powerful U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. Whether he takes charge of the committee or remains the second in command...
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Little SD-Owned Publishing House Earns Wilder Book

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s state-owned printing press has produced award-winning books for years, and the little publishing house could be thrust into the national spotlight as it releases the unpublished memoir of Laura Ingalls Wilder. The South Dakota State Historical Society Press plans to publish “Pioneer Girl: An Annotated Autobiography” this November....
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More Women at the Top of South Dakota’s Ballot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Come November, women want to make sure South Dakota politics is no longer a boy’s club. Six women — including incumbent Republican U.S. Representative Kristi Noem — are running for top statewide or congressional offices. Gubernatorial candidate Susan Wismer became the first woman in South Dakota to win a...
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US Senate Candidates Square Off at State Fair

HURON, S.D. (AP) — The four candidates vying to replace retiring U.S. Senator Tim Johnson all say they’re the best choice to help reduce the nation’s debt. The candidates squared off at the State Fair on Friday for their second debate. KELO-TV reports former South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds, Democrat Rick Weiland and Independents...
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