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Body found near Mount Rushmore National Memorial

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A body has been found near a popular climbing area just northwest of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Pennington County Search & Rescue was dispatched to the scene along Highway 244 at about 11:30 a.m.…

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Iowa's June unemployment rate remains at 2.7 percent

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa's unemployment rate in June remained at 2.7 percent, leaving the state tied for the nation's third-lowest rate. Iowa Workforce Development released the rate Friday and noted the number of unemployed residents dropped from an…

US probes complaints that some Ford Escapes overheat, stall

DETROIT (AP) - Federal safety investigators are looking into complaints that engines on some Ford Escape vehicles can overheat and suddenly stall while being driven. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has 40 complaints from consumers about…

Farmland Co-op Inc. to merge with Agtegra Cooperative

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - North Dakota-based Farmland Co-op Inc. is merging with the new Agtegra Cooperative. Farmland members voted overwhelmingly in favor of the move last week. The merger takes effect Sept. 1. Farmland has about 100 members. Agtegra CEO…

Armed Robbery Suspect Caught Blocks From Scene

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A delivery driver who had just finish unloading near W. 8th Street and N. Main Avenue in Sioux Falls was held up at gunpoint Thursday night. The incident happened in the downtown area of Sioux Falls…

Weak Economic Outlook

Weak economic growth is expected to continue in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, but all the recent trade disputes may shrink profits. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says the new tariffs are hurting grain prices, which were…

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