May Deemed ‘Beef Month’ by SD Governor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has declared May “Beef Month.” The tradition extends back 40 years. This year’s “Beef Month” draws special attention to West River ranchers who lost cattle in a blizzard last October. An estimated 43,000 cattle and other livestock in the state died in that storm. Daugaard...
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Midwest Economic Survey Index Hits 3-Year High

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states hit a three-year high in April, suggesting more economic growth over the next three to six months. A report issued Thursday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 60.4 from 58.2 in March. Looking six months ahead, the...
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Pierre School Board Accepts Three New Bids for Elementary School Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board chose to re-bid three different portions of the elementary school construction project earlier this month and as a result, the district has saved about $475,000.  The board met Monday and accepted three new bids. Almost a month ago, bids for General Construction ranged from $2.7...
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SD Governor Appoints Transportation Commissioner

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed a new member to the state’s transportation commission. The Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that Kathy Zander of Pierre has been chosen to serve a four-year term. She will succeed Sam Tidball who served for 20 years on the commission. Zander is the...
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