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SD Flu Deaths Make it Deadliest Winter in 8 Years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Department of Health officials say 30 people in the state have died from the flu, making it the deadliest winter in eight years. Lon Kightlinger, the state epidemiologist, says the worst of the flu season is over but the virus is still circulating and people are still...
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Tourism Secretary Invites Obama to Visit SD Sites

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The secretary of South Dakota’s Department of Tourism is hoping President Obama will make a stop in the Mount Rushmore State during his new presidential term. Tourism Secretary James Hagen says South Dakota is one of only a handful of states Obama did not visit during his first term. Hagen...
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Medicine or Pills

Mission Woman Pleads to Stealing Prescriptions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A 33-year-old pharmacy technician has pleaded guilty to theft in connection with health care and larceny related to prescription medicine taken at the Indian Health Hospital in Rosebud. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Tisha Leader Charge of Mission took a few pills out of prescription bottles before giving them...
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SD Senate Panel Endorses Incentives for Wind Power

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has endorsed a measure that would provide financial incentives to encourage the construction of wind power projects in the state. The Commerce and Energy Committee voted 6-1 to pass the measure after industry representatives said construction of wind farms has drawn to a standstill in...
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