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VPU’s 1310 Series: County Welfare Programs Look to Protect Families, Children

On the second installment of Viewpoint University’s “The Number is 1310” series Tuesday, Rick Knobe and Dan Peters talked to Carol Muller, head of the Minnehaha County human services department and Stacey Tieszen, the county’s homeless coordinator

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VPU’s 1310 Series: Poverty Makes It Tougher for Sioux Falls Children to Learn

While Sioux Falls has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation and polling says that citizens are among the most optimistic in the country, there are some disturbing economic issues facing the city.

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Despite EB-5 Scandal, Rounds Is Still the Odds-on Favorite. And Here’s Why

(NPN) -- 2014 is not 2002.

Pierre correspondent Bob Mercer and the Mitchell Republic’s Denise Ross, both knowledgeable old hands about S.D. politics, have recently tried to make the case that the 2014 U

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Dakotas Receive Special Crop Block Grant Funds

(NPN) -- Nearly three and a half million dollars are available to Dakota farmers for specialty crop grants.

Thursday, the USDA announced $66 million available nationally to the states through block grants

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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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