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Tribal Honor Song Issue Arises Again in SD School

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – School officials in the South Dakota city of Chamberlain are set to decide next month whether to include an American Indian honor song at future graduation ceremonies. The controversy arose last spring, when the school board rejected a request for a Lakota honor song. Board members said a feathering ceremony...
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SD Defers to Insurance Companies on Health Care Law

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The state of South Dakota will allow insurance companies to decide whether to let customers keep health plans that otherwise would be canceled under the federal health care law. The Division of Insurance made the announcement Tuesday in response to President Barack Obama’s decision to give companies the option...
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Bumpy Skies But Smooth Roads Expected for Holiday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans traveling by car this holiday week should have no trouble. But storms elsewhere could impact air travelers connecting to flights through the major airline hubs. The National Weather Service says temperatures might be a bit cooler than normal, but most of the Northern Plains should be dry....
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SD Ag Secretary: Raw Milk Rules to Take Effect December 11

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s agriculture secretary says new rules covering the production, testing and labeling of raw milk sold in the state will take effect Dec. 11. The Agriculture Department had been trying to pass the rules since last spring and has held three hearings on the issue. The Legislature’s Rules...
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