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Weakness Abounds in Nine State Economic Survey

A second straight monthly survey of nine Midwest and Plains states suggests a slowdown in the region's economy.

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Mayor’s Face on Jobs Campaign Billboards Sparks Complaints

Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether is drawing criticism for spotlighting himself on billboards and other advertisements for a new city-funded jobs website.

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Five South Dakota Alco Stores Closing

Alco Stores in Chamberlain, Miller, Redfield, Wagner and Mobridge will close sometime after today/Friday, the company announced Thursday.

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Report: Midwest eEonomic Index Inched Up in August

A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states rose slightly in August, suggesting growth is ahead.

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The Magic Number Is 1310 On Viewpoint University 1140 KSOO

The week of April 21-25, from 5 to 6 pm, on Viewpoint University 1140 KSOO, we will explore "The Magic Number is 1310."

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Unemployment Rate Drops To 7 Percent, As Economy Adds 200,000 Jobs In Nov.

STUDY: Don’t Worry About South Dakota’s 1 Percenters – They’re Doing Just Fine

(NPN) -- If you were worried about how the wealthiest 1 percent of South Dakotans have fared over the past decades and the Great Recession, fear not. They did just fine.

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STUDY: Dakotas, Region Rank Well in Household Financial Security

(NPN) -- South and North Dakota and other Northern Plains states rank well in a new study examining household financial security across the United States...

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Dakotas Rank High in Payroll to Population Rankings. Who’s Getting Paid?

(NPN) -- While Washington, D.C. had the highest Payroll to Population rate in the country in 2013, at 55.7 percent, a cluster of states in the Northern Plains -- North Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wyoming, Iowa and South Dakota -- all made the top 10.

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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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Yankton’s Construction Value Plummets in 2013

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Unlike other South Dakota cities like Sioux Falls and Rapid City, Yankton last year saw a big drop in building.

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