PACO Names Honorees for Philanthropy Day Luncheon to be November 6

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Area Charitable Organization (PACO) has named the list of those to be honored at next week’s annual Philanthropy Day luncheon.  This year’s “Outstanding Volunteer Fund Raiser” is Dr. Tad Perry, who was nominated by the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area.  One of his fundraising...
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Saturday Designated “National Bison Day” by Senate

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Saturday has been designated “National Bison Day” under a U.S. Senate resolution sponsored by western lawmakers. The measure is intended to promote the cultural and economic contributions of bison in the United States. It was introduced by Wyoming Republican Sen. Michael Enzi and passed by unanimous consent. Bison advocates in...
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Expert: Shutdown Hurt Midwest Business Conditions

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states has dropped after rising the previous two months. The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index plunged to a growth neutral 50.0 in October from 54.8 in September. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says the partial government...
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SD Hunger Relief Organization Raising $6 Million

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Feeding South Dakota hunger relief organization is launching a $6 million statewide capital campaign to boost facilities and services. The organization is trying to reach a goal of providing 16 million meals by 2020 – an increase of about 5 million meals from what’s provided now throughout the...
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