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Three in Custody in Double-Homicide on SD Reservation

ST. FRANCIS, S.D. (AP) — Rosebud Sioux Tribe police say they have three suspects in custody in a double homicide on the south-central South Dakota reservation. Police Chief Iver Crow Eagle tells the Rapid City Journal that the bodies of two men were found in a field south of St. Francis about 2 a.m....
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H1N1 Flu Virus Showing Up Again in the Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Health officials in the Dakotas say they’re seeing cases of H1N1 flu — the same strain that caused a pandemic four years ago. The virus has caused two deaths in South Dakota. In the 2009-10 flu season it killed 24 people in the state. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger tells...
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SD Official Offers Advice on Short-Term Loans

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota banking official says people considering taking out short-term loans should make sure they understand the payment terms before they borrow money. Bret Afdahl, director of the state Division of Banking, says people need to understand the repayment terms for the different kinds of loans that are available....
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Economic Survey Suggests Optimism for Midwest

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic report suggests supply managers surveyed in nine Midwestern and Plains states are optimistic about the regional economy over the next six months. The confidence index for the Mid-America Business Conditions Index jumped to 66.5 last month from 57.2 in November. However, the overall index rose just 2...
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