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Creighton Survey: Midwest, Plains Economy Remains Strong

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new monthly survey suggests the economy remains strong in nine Midwest and Plains states and business will continue to improve in the months ahead. The overall index for the region declined to 55.6 in June from 56.2 in May, but any score above 50 suggests growth. Creighton University economist...
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Task Force in SD Formed by Secretary of State Will Study Election Emergencies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant is forming a task force to address election options during emergencies. The move comes after a three-day snow and ice storm that hit the state in April and postponed 30 elections. Gant says the task force will evaluate the decisions made by...
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SD Law Bars Young Drivers from Using Cell Phones

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A new South Dakota law prohibits beginning drivers from using cell phones while they are behind the wheel. South Dakota allows 14-year-olds to get instruction permits, the nation’s youngest age for driving while accompanied by an adult. Those young drivers can later graduate to restricted permits that allow them to...
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Flag Likely from Custer’s Last Stand Housed at Cultural Heritage Center

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A flag that might be a relic of one of the most famous battles of the Old West has found a resting place in Pierre. The Pierre Capital Journal reports that the South Dakota State Historical Society has a guidon that most likely is from the Battle of the Little...
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