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Gallup Says Sioux Falls Residents Most Optimistic

Sioux Falls is the most optimistic city in the United States, according to Gallup.

The sunny optimism of South Dakota’s largest city just edged out the almost as sunny optimism of Des Moines, Iowa, 77

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Opposites Attract – Senate Candidates Nelson, Weiland Attack ‘Big Money,’ Rounds

 

SIOUX FALLS (NPN) --A tea party Republican and a liberal Democrat came together in the public library today (Monday) to complain about “big money” in the U.S. Senate race in general and former S.D. g

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STUDY: Sioux Falls Sprawling, Fargo Not

(NPN) -- Both of the Dakotas’ biggest cities are growing from good economies. But one is sprawling and the other isn’t, according to a new study by Governing magazine.

The Fargo, N.D.-Minn. metropolitan area’s growth is more compact than the Sioux Falls metro area’s, according to Governing

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Hundreds Of Thousands Still Displaced As Recovery Efforts Continue In Haiti

STUDY: Variations in Purchasing Power of Minimum Wage Across the Dakotas

(NPN) -- Question: Where in the Dakotas is the real minimum wage less than the legal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour?

Answer: Minot and Pierre.

Question: And where in the Dakotas is the real minimum wage more than the legal minimum wage?

Answer: Fargo and Sioux Falls

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Consumer Reports Releases Its Ratings of South Dakota Hospitals

Finishing as the “safest” hospital in South Dakota? The Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls with a rating of 71. The “least” safest of the major hospitals per Consumer Reports? Prairie Lakes Healthcare System in Watertown

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STUDY: South Dakota Job Creation Rate Slows to Below National Average

(NPN) --South Dakota’s job creation growth has slowed to below the national average according to statistics complied by the Arizona State University School of Business.

January 2013 to January 2014 saw a national non-farm job creation rate 1

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Wither Twitter and South Dakota Politicians’ First Tweets?

(NPN) -- In celebration of the eighth birthday of the microblog/messenger service Twitter, they’ve made it easy for users to discover their own—or others’ first tweets.

While still a relatively new campaign and officeholder communication tool, many of the state’s major—and minor—politicians have jumped on the social media platform

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SUNSHINE WEEK: Most Sioux Falls Metro Area Schools Quickly – and Happily – Comply with Request for Budget

(NPN) -- School districts in the Sioux Falls metro area were almost unanimous in their quick responses and transparency in either sending or providing a link to their 2013-14 budgets.

Northern Plains News contacted the Sioux Falls, Harrisburg, Canton, Tea Area, Lennox, Brandon Valley, West Central, Tri-Valley, Dell Rapids, Parker and Garretson districts

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Lists Of Smoking Related Diseases Continues To Grow

STUDY: South Dakotans Smoking More Smuggled Smokes

(NPN) -- Over 25 percent of all cigarettes smoked in South Dakota in 2012 were smuggled into the state and are untaxed by South Dakota, according to a study released by the Tax Foundation Wednesday.

Citing results from a Michigan think tank study, the Tax Foundation noted that 26 percent of all cigarettes smoked in South Dakota were smuggled

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Senator Thune Joins Letter to President Obama on Negotiating with Iran

(NPN) – South Dakota Republican Senator John Thune joined 82 of his U.S. Senate colleagues in a letter to President Barack Obama Tuesday outlining what they believe should define any final agreement with Iran on its nuclear weapons program

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