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Wellmark May Join Health Insurance Marketplace

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The largest private insurer in the state may begin offering health insurance plans through the federal marketplace in South Dakota later this year. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield says it is evaluating whether it will start selling plans in November through www.healthcare.gov. South Dakotans who are trying to...
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No Vetoes to Consider for SD Lawmakers’ Veto Day

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A majority of legislators will convene in the South Dakota Capitol for veto day, but there won’t be any vetoes for them to consider. A spokesman for Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he will sign off on all the remaining bills approved by the Legislature this session. The governor vetoed one...
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PFD Conducting Training Tonight in a House Destined to be Torn Down

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department will be using a house that is to be torn down for training later today. The PFD’s Deputy Chief Cory Hoffrogge says the home is located at 320 South Chapelle Street. Hoffrogge says about 6:30 p.m., department members will congregate in the 300 block of South...
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SD Tourism Secretary Added to U.S. Commerce Department Board

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Tourism Secretary is one of 32 people named to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.  The board was established more than ten years ago and advises the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on matters linked to the country’s travel and tourism industry.   South Dakota...
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