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Mortgage Late Payments Low in Upper Great Plains

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Upper Great Plains states have the lowest home mortgage delinquency rates in the nation. Homeowners around the country who took on mortgages well after the housing bubble burst are doing a better job keeping up with payments. Credit reporting agency TransUnion says the trend is helping bring down the U.S....
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Agency Urging Blood Donations in Wake of Blizzard

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – United Blood Services of the Dakotas is urging people to donate blood in the wake of the weekend blizzard in the region to ensure a stable blood supply. The organization says the storm forced the cancellation of several blood drives, and few donors were able to venture out Monday in...
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SD Senate Panel Looks at Animal Cruelty Measure

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are taking a look at a measure that would make aggravated cruelty to dogs, cats and horses a felony. The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee plans to hold a hearing on the bill Tuesday. Animal rights groups have said South Dakota and North Dakota are the...
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SD Retirement System Has Good Investment Return

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials say the South Dakota Retirement System is in good financial shape after earning 12.4 percent on investments through the first seven months of the financial year. State Investment Officer Matt Clark says the system now holds assets of more than $8.5 billion, up from $7.8 billion at the start...
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