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SD Senate Panel Delays Ruling on Raw Milk

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – After hours of discussion, a South Dakota Senate committee has delayed a vote on a bill that would relax regulations on raw milk production and sales. The Health and Human Services Committee voted 5-2 to delay the measure for two weeks to give opposing sides a chance to seek compromise....
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Advocate Hopes to Alter Reservation Heating Method

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – American Indian advocate Chase Iron Eyes is launching a program to try to find an alternative to propane-heated homes on the Standing Rock Reservation, where the nationwide propane shortage is hitting particularly hard. A fundraising program dubbed “Heating the Rez” is being coordinated through ¬† Iron Eyes says the...
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Propane Lack Fuels Crisis at Dakotas Reservation

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) – A nationwide propane shortage has created what tribal officials say is a life-and-death emergency on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in the Dakotas. The crisis can be summed up in the death of 61-year-old Debbie Dogskin, whose body was found in a mobile home with an empty propane tank....
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SD Panel Approves Bill to Stabilize State Bank Tax

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has unanimously approved Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to stabilize state income from its tax on bank income. The state’s bank franchise tax is based on the portion of a bank’s property, payroll and receipts attributable to South Dakota. State Revenue Secretary Andy Gerlach says the...
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