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Report Shows Improved Midwest Economic Outlook

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly report shows an improved economic outlook over the next three to six months for nine Midwestern and Plains states. A survey report issued Friday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index jumped to 54.4 in December from 51.3 in November. The survey results from supply managers are compiled...
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Livestock Group Warns Ranchers to Get Tax Advice

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association is warning cattle ranchers to seek professional tax advice for the payments they received after a blizzard in October 2013 that devastated cattle herds. Association President Bob Fortune said on Wednesday that disaster recovery programs for ranchers would likely need to be reported as...
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SD Man Convicted of Drug Charge Sentenced

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has been sentenced to one year in federal prison after pleading guilty to a drug charge. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 49-year-old Rodney Hickey has also been sentenced to one year of supervised release. The Chamberlain man pleaded guilty to a possession of a controlled substance...
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Local Authorities Ask Citizens to Celebrate Arrival of New Year Responsibly

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is asking local residents who will be celebrating the arrival of the New Year to do so responsibly.  Captain Elton Blemaster of the Pierre Police Department says authorities are asking area citizens to plan to have a designated driver or to utilize River Cities Public...
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