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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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Construction Starting on Martin IHS Clinic

MARTIN, S.D. (AP) – Construction is starting on an Indian Health Service clinic at Martin. Groundbreaking was scheduled for Thursday afternoon. The Rapid City Journal reports the LaCreek District Clinic will provide daily outpatient care, a pharmacy, laboratory, gynecology and obstetrics clinic, diabetes clinic and a children’s mental health clinic. It will serve members...
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