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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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SD Congressional Delegation Like Syria Consult

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Members of South Dakota’s congressional delegation generally like President Obama’s decision to consult with Congress before carrying out military strikes against Syria. The president has said he will seek congressional backing for limited strikes against Syria for allegedly using chemical weapons. The Argus Leader reports that Democratic Sen. Tim...
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Pierre’s Subterranean Vaults Disappear

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The changes happening as part of the reconstruction of Dakota Avenue in Pierre go deeper than most drivers will notice. In some cases, 10 feet deeper. As the city rebuilds the street, it’s also taking the opportunity to fill in the numerous, decades-old subterranean vaults that exist along some of...
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SD Legislature Looks for Interns for 2014 Session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature is looking for 22 college students to serve as interns during the 2014 legislative session that starts in January. Authorities say the internship program is designed so students can gain a better understanding of government processes while they provide assistance to state lawmakers. Interns help legislative...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game August 31, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 02-07-25-40-56, Powerball: 20 Estimated jackpot: $142 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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Unveiling of Sign at Future Home of Riverwalk Landing

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A new sign was uncovered August 29 at the site of what will be the home for Fort Pierre’s newest development, Riverwalk Landing.  Shown here are Mark and Glennis Zarecky and supporters of the project, as they show the new sign to a group who gathered for the...
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South Dakota Pheasant Brood Count Down 64 Percent

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A tally of young pheasants across South Dakota indicates the bird numbers are down 64 percent from last year, a tumble blamed on months of persistent drought in 2012, a cold and wet spring this year and less bird habitat. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department released its...
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