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Midwest, Plains Economic Index Declines from June

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Conductors of a monthly survey of business leaders in nine Midwest and Plains states say the region’s economy will grow in the coming months, despite a fourth month of decline in the survey’s overall index. The overall economic index for the region declined to 53.5 in July from June’s 55.6,...
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As Sturgis Visitors Arrive, Some Businesses Close

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – As motorcycle enthusiasts begin arriving in the western South Dakota city of Sturgis for an annual rally, another group of people is heading out. Several Sturgis business owners close their stores and clear out their merchandise to make way for temporary vendors that pay big money to rent prime downtown...
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Stulken Having Good Shooting Summer

  PIERRE, S.D. – The summer of 2013 has been memorable for Megan Stulken who will be a junior at Riggs High in Pierre.  Since June she has competed in nine events at three national shooting matches for precision air rifle and small bore (.22).  In June she competed at Fort Benning, GA during...
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SD Student Scores Remain Steady in Math, Reading

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Reading and math scores for South Dakota students remained about the same in an annual test given across the state. The state Education Department reports that 74 percent of the students tested last spring scored at the advanced or proficient levels in both math and reading. The department reports that...
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Panel Appointed to Plan SD’s 125th Anniversary

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed a commission to come up with ideas for celebrating South Dakota’s 125th anniversary of statehood in 2014. The group will seek ideas from the public until Oct. 1 on how to promote South Dakota’s history, increase tourism and encourage state and local events such as...
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Upper Midwest Tour Finds Quality Wheat Crop

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – A group that went on an annual tour of wheat fields in the Upper Midwest came up with yield estimates about the same as last year. The Colorado-based Wheat Quality Council sponsors the tour every year to give the wheat industry an early look at the crop. The Grand...
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SD Storms Destroys One Trailer House, Damages Others

ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) – High winds, hail and flash flooding from severe thunderstorms destroyed a trailer house and damaged other homes on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. Glen Yellow Eagle with the tribe’s disaster office says winds in Tuesday’s storms near Parmelee destroyed a trailer house and blew another mobile home off its foundation. He...
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SD Board Defers Stand on Indian Voting Stations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota elections panel has declined, at least for now, to go on record as supporting a plan to set up satellite voter registration and absentee voting offices on three American Indian reservations. The State Election Board voted 4-3 against a plan to support the satellite voting stations after...
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Officials Give the Okay to Return Southeast Pierre’s Pawn Street to Its Former Condition

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Southeast Pierre’s Pawn Street will be returned to use as a roadway and will not be changed into a parking lot for the nearby softball complex.  Pierre city officials decided yesterday after a Monday public hearing that they would rebuild the street, which was damaged by the 2011 flood...
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G F & P Commission to Meet Tomorrow and Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission will hold its August meeting in Watertown.  The meeting is scheduled for tomorrow and Friday.  During the monthly gathering, commissioners will be finalizing the 2013 Duck and Goose Hunting Seasons, as well as Big Game Depredation and State Game Bird Refuge...
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