Stateline Midwest

Several bills being introduced in 2011 North Dakota  aim to bolster an already strong economy in that state.

The national recession didn’t strike every part of the United States with equal force, and it appears the Great Lakes region got the worst of the severe economic blow.

As the result of a unanimous decision made in November by its Board of Education, South Dakota has become the eighth state in the Midwest to adopt the Common Core State Standards.

Stateline Midwest, Volume 19, No. 11- December 2010

As the result of a unanimous decision made in November by its Board of Education, South Dakota has become the eighth state in the Midwest to adopt the Common Core State Standards....

At the end of September, President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act, which includes more than $1.5 billion for states to cultivate small-business job growth in 2011 and beyond.

The number of legislative committees in Minnesota will be significantly reduced over the next biennium, a move that leaders say will save the state money and free up lawmakers to spend more time with constituents.

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