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Midwest, Plains Economic Survey Index Dips

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwest and Plains states dropped last month but continues to suggest improving economic growth for the region. The Mid-America Business Conditions index hit 56.8 in April, compared with 58.2 in March. The confidence index rose to 59.9 last month from 58.2 in March....
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SDSU Extension Offering Food Safety Training

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota State University’s Extension is offering food safety training for growers of fresh fruit and vegetables later this month at several locations across the state. The training will be May 23 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. CDT and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. MDT. The training will be...
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Hunting Guide Sentenced on Federal Gun Charge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A McLaughlin hunting guide has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 52-year-old Jess Porras was providing guiding services to a group of hunters from Minnesota in December. After a member of the hunting...
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SD Robo-Call Case Might Go a Different Direction

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An attorney for a South Dakota lawmaker who’s filed a civil lawsuit over a robo-call campaign criticizing Republican legislators says he might pursue the matter a different way. Dakota Dunes lawmaker Dan Lederman has sued in an effort to find out who paid for the calls, and to clarify...
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