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Economy Remains Slow in Rural Parts of 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey suggests economic growth in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West will continue slowing down in the next few months. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said Thursday that crop prices are significantly lower than last year, and that’s a drag on the economy...
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Braiden McCahren September 5, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Jury in McCahren Trial Completes Second Day of Taking in Testimony and Evidence

WINNER, S.D. – (DRG News) A forensic scientist with South Dakota’s Division of Criminal Investigation was one of those to testify today in the trial of a Pierre 18-year-old charged with murder. The DCI’s Frans Maritz was on the witness stand for over an hour this afternoon as one of the prosecution witnesses in...
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Jury in McCahren Trial Begins Second Day of Hearing Case

WINNER,  S.D. – (DRG News) Jurors in the murder trial for a Pierre teen are into the second day of testimony at the Tripp County Courthouse in Winner. 18-year-old Braiden McCahren of Pierre faces murder and other charges for the December 2012 shooting of 16-year-old Dalton Williams at McCahren’s home. A third teen was...
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SD Climbs on Ranking for Human Trafficking Laws

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota has climbed from the bottom of an advocacy group’s annual state-by-state ranking that analyzes how forced prostitution and slave labor cases are handled. The Argus Leader reports the Washington, D.C.-based Polaris Project says South Dakota earned credit this year for new laws that give police the authority to...
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