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Plains-spoken

...Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas the cheapest states for...attractions -- South Dakota's Mount Rushmore...I got up). In South Dakota, I drove down Tom Brokaw...his statue). North Dakota -- belying its reputation...perspiring corn. In the Dakotas, much of the area Lewis...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/01/ent_243494.shtml
Things to Do
Retirees cut trips, work longer, as stock market drops

...for half of his daughter's new Jeep and planned to buy a new car for himself this week and set off to see Montana and the Dakotas. Now he's home in Atlanta, working on a pared-down budget. "I'm trying to secure what I have left," he sighs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/22/bus_242514.shtml
Business
Farm aid package now expected to top $1 billion

...in disaster aid, about half of which would likely go to the Dakotas and Minnesota. With the drought growing worse in Texas, Oklahoma...that has destroyed crops for several years in a row. In North Dakota, Glickman said farm income fell 92 percent in 1997 compared...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/01/bus_234814.shtml
Business
Michaux: Bad decade ending for Georgia hoops

...Tournament for the first time since 2001.That's not that long between multiple bids if you're a sparse outlier state like the Dakotas, Maine, Alaska or Hawaii, but it's a pretty brutal lapse for an athlete-producing hotbed in the heart of the sports-enriched...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-03-14/michaux-bad-decade-ending
Student from Georgia killed in North Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. - The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is mourning the loss...killed when struck by a semitrailer in western North Dakota's oil patch.The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 20-year-old Benjamin Enterman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-10-31/student-georgia-killed-north-dakota
If you want to see change, check out parking lots

...Ran dall were in Oregon and "knew you needed a card."Gloria Foster and her husband, Scott, are in the Badlands of the Dakotas on their way to Seattle.The Rev. Don and Joy White, of Appling, were in Bannack, Mont. "Wonderful day for a history...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-03/if-you-want-see-change-check-
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF AIKEN IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLE...

...Ann Turner, Respondent, In the Matter of: Estate of Skylar Dakota Pennington (deceased) SUMMONS TO THE RESPONDENT ABOVE-NAMED...COUNTY OF AIKEN IN THE PROBATE COURT IN THE MATTER OF SKYLAR DAKOTA PENNINGTON (Decedent) CASE NUMBER: 2015-ES02-1051 ORDER...

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USDA expanding program to fight rural poverty to SC

...StrikeForce initiative, which already operates in 10 states. The program will now also be available in the Carolinas, the Dakotas, Alabama and Virginia.The goal of StrikeForce is to help farmers, food producers and other businesses get access to money...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-03-26/usda-expanding-program-fight-
This day in the millennium -- February 22

...Frank Winfield Woolworth opened a five-cent store in Utica, N.Y. In 1889, President Cleveland signed a bill to admit the Dakotas, Montana and Washington state to the Union. In 1892, "Lady Windermere's Fan" by Oscar Wilde was first performed, at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/22/met_254109.shtml
Metro
Vacation ideas come flooding in

...including NYC to see a Broadway play. Interesting places that I like include drives though the Big Sky Country of Montana, the Dakotas, Big Sur, the Olympia Peninsula, Sedona, New England in the Fall, Route 66. I can find beauty, and fond memories, in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/06/19/kir_132775.shtml
Bill Kirby