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Statistics Tell a Tale of Two Dakotas

(NPN) -- Is it mean to say that the best years of much of the Dakotas are in the past — in fact, way in the past?

A recent study by the Daily Kos has some startling statistics — of South Dakota’s 66 counties, more than half of them have seen their highest populations before 2010, the last census

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CDC Takes South Dakota to Task on Anti-Smoking Funding. How Much Should the State Spend?

(NPN) -- South Dakota’s tobacco prevention funding should be nearly tripled, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.

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When is the Cheapest Day to Buy Gas in South Dakota? It’s Pretty Consistent.

Need to fill up the gas tank? If you live in South Dakota, you might want to wait until Wednesday.

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on July 30, 2013 in Williston, North Dakota.

STUDY: North Dakota Predicted to Lead Jobs Growth Rate, South Dakota 23rd

(NPN) -- North Dakota is expected to lead the nation in percentage of job growth in 2014 while South Dakota is expected to have more moderate growth rate in comparison.

A recent study by the Pew Charitable Trusts predicts that North Dakota will lead the United States in job growth rate at 3

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Matthew Giarmo of Alexandria, Virginia, who lost his contract job with the Department of Health and Human Services in 2012, holds up a sign seeking a job with a lower salary than he would normally ask on a street corner October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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Dakota Politicians Brag About Low Unemployment. One Rate Paints Darker Picture.

Rates for long-term unemployment in North and South Dakota are five to nine times the “official” unemployment rates.

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Obama And First Lady Host Event On Expanding College Opportunity At White House

SURVEY: Is the First Lady Snubbing the Dakotas?

Time is running out for first lady Michelle Obama to invite a North or South Dakotan to her husband’s State of the Union Address.

The first lady has invited 115 non-administration guests from 32 states, according to a survey by Smart Politics

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8th Circuit Rules for Argus Leader Against USDA in Retailer SNAP Payment Disclosures

(NPN) -- The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals today reversed a lower court decision and ruled that the USDA has to turn over records the Sioux Falls Argus Leader requested regarding how much retailers receive in food stamps (SNAP) from patrons

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South Dakota’s Signature Drink: The President?

South Dakota has four Presidents carved in its midst. And according to BuzzFeed.com, they have thusly “honored” the state with “The President” cocktail.

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REPORT: Sioux Area Metro Ridership Down Slightly, Revenues Exceed Projections

Besides discussing changes and additions to Sioux Falls bus routes, the Public Transit Advisory Board also received a report on 2013 ridership and other statistics regarding the Sioux Area Metro.

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Sioux Falls Transit Board Passes Changes to Routes

Changes are coming to the Sioux Falls bus system.

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