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Corps Office Target of Race Complaint

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An employee of an Army Corps of Engineers office near Pierre says he has been denied promotions because he is black. The Capital Journal reports that John Newell has filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying he has been denied advancement because of his race and in retaliation for...
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Report: South Dakota’s GDP Grows 3.1 Percent

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – New figures show that South Dakota’s economy grew by 3.1 percent in 2013. Gross domestic product numbers were released Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis. The GDP is calculated as the sum of what consumers, businesses and government spend on goods and services, plus investment and net foreign...
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USDA Says SD Winter Wheat Production Expected to Rebound

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Winter wheat production in South Dakota this year is expected to be almost double what farmers harvested during drought-plagued 2013. The Agriculture Department’s latest estimate is 49.1 million bushels, up 88 percent over the year. The average yield is forecast at 45 bushels per acre, up 6 bushels from...
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Senate Candidates in SD Split on Health Care Law

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two of the candidates vying to serve in U.S. Senate want to repeal President Barack Obama’s new health care law while the other two want to keep and improve the act. Former Gov. Mike Rounds, a Republican, wants to repeal “Obamacare” and replace it with a market-based system that...
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