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Summits Call State to Reach Workers In, Out of SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has held his last in a series of workforce summits this week intended to gather ideas on what the state can do, if anything, to address a shortage of qualified workers. The state particularly needs welders, accountants, as well as information technology and health care professionals. Daugaard’s...
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Wellmark Says It Won’t Join Marketplace This Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The largest private health insurer in South Dakota has opted to not sell plans through the federal marketplace during the open enrollment period that begins in November. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield says it will forgo participating in the Health Insurance Marketplace in South Dakota for an additional...
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SD Republican Party Calls for Obama Impeachment

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Republican Party has passed a resolution at its state convention that calls for the impeachment of President Barack Obama. The Argus Leader reports the resolution says Obama has “violated his oath of office.” The resolution cites the release of five Taliban combatants in a trade for...
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Former Senate Candidate Rhoden Endorses Rounds

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Former U.S. Senate candidate Larry Rhoden has endorsed Mike Rounds at the South Dakota Republican Party’s convention. The Argus Leader reports Rhoden was expected to back Rounds eventually, but his appearance Friday in Rapid City came as a surprise. Rhoden says Republicans need to be unified. Rounds thanked Rhoden...
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