Governor Daugaard Speaking with Reporters After Budget Address December 2012 (KGFX Photo)

SD Governor Says Cuts Could Require Special Session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Governor Dennis Daugaard says a special session of the South Dakota Legislature might be needed if the automatic federal spending cuts that take place Friday have a long-term effect on state programs. Daugaard says the federal spending cuts will have an impact on a number of state programs. But he...
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USDA: Corn Prices Inch Up in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Agriculture Department says corn prices in South Dakota inched up in February. The South Dakota office of the National Agriculture Statistics Service says corn, at $6.87 per bushel, is up 2 cents from last month and up 81 cents from last year. The preliminary winter wheat price,...
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SD Senate Approves Longer Abortion Wait

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate has given final legislative approval to an extension of what is already the nation’s longest waiting period for a woman to receive an abortion. Senators voted 24-9 Thursday to approve the bill, which has already been passed by the House. The measure will become law if...
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USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan

Deputy Ag Secretary Meets With SD Tribal Leaders

LOWER BRULE, S.D. (AP) — Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan says the U.S. Department of Agriculture needs to do more to try to help end the poverty for Native American people in South Dakota. Merrigan made the comment Thursday after meeting with tribal leaders on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation in South Dakota. She...
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