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Consultant to Present Review of SD Game Management

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A consulting firm will present its review of South Dakota’s big-game management system at this week’s meeting of the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission. Gov. Dennis Daugaard selected Wildlife Management Institute to conduct the review after persistent complaints about South Dakota’s management of big game, particularly in the Black...
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Manufacturing Growth to Aid Midwest Economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new survey of business leaders in nine Midwest and Plains states suggests that manufacturing growth will help fuel the regional economy through the end of the year. The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index climbed for a second straight month in September, rising to 54.8 from 53.8 in August. Creighton...
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SD Governor Offers Staff to Keep Mt. Rushmore Open

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Mount Rushmore’s spokeswoman says South Dakota employees could not be used to keep the memorial open. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he sent a letter to the director of the National Park Service offering personnel and resources if the government shuts down at midnight. Park spokeswoman Maureen McGee-Dallinger says she hasn’t...
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Thune: Congress in Process of Back and Forth

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sen. John Thune says Congress is in a game of Ping Pong of sorts as competing proposals go back and forth in an attempt to keep the government operating past midnight. The South Dakota Republican says nobody wants a shutdown, but Republicans also believe that most Americans don’t want...
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