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Michigan Targets SD Internet Lender for High Rates

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan regulators have cited a South Dakota-based Internet lender that they say is charging interest rates of more than 340 percent. The state Department of Insurance and Financial Services said Thursday that it’s given notice of Michigan’s intention to issue a cease-and-desist order to Western Sky Financial. State officials say...
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Armour, Rutland, Kadoka Have Top Public Schools

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Students at Armour High School, Rutland Junior High and Kadoka Area’s Midland Elementary have bragging rights. The South Dakota Department of Education says they are the best public schools in the state for the School Performance Index, now in its second year. It grades schools on a 100-point scale...
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Janet Moreland at Oahe Downstream Recreation Area July 31, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Woman Making Solo Kayak Trip from Montana to Missouri Makes Stop in Pierre Area Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Columbia, Missouri woman arrived in the Pierre/Fort Pierre area yesterday as she continues her solo effort to kayak the Missouri River from its source to St. Louis.  56-year-old Janet Moreland says she just recently graduated from college and received a teaching degree for middle school social studies and...
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Volunteer Open House Planned at Paws Animal Shelter Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Now that the new shelter for Paws Animal Rescue is open in northeast Pierre, a volunteer open house is planned to add more people to the list of those who help care for the dogs and cats at the facility.  Betty Truax, who has volunteered with the animal rescue...
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