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SD Senate Panel Approves Longer Abortion Wait

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has approved a bill that could require some women seeking abortions to wait longer after first seeing an abortion clinic doctor. South Dakota already has the nation’s longest waiting period at three days. The State Affairs Committee voted 6-3 Wednesday to approve a measure providing...
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Texting While Driving Ban Dies in House Committee

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has killed a bill that would have banned texting while driving despite sometimes-tearful testimony from people whose loved ones have been killed in texting-related wrecks. The Judiciary Committee voted 8-5 against the bill Wednesday, which had passed the Senate and was supported by police chiefs...
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USDA Gives SDSU $3.96M Healthy Food Choice Grant

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Agriculture Department has awarded South Dakota State University a $3.96 million grant to examine community efforts to encourage healthy food choices. SDSU is one of 21 schools across the country to receive $75 million in grants from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The money is for...
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Funeral Services Set for Accident Victim/Benefit Account Set Up for Woman’s Children

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Funeral services have been set for a Pierre woman who died in a one-vehicle traffic accident Sunday night.  31-year-old Casey Crane was killed in the accident, which occurred on Interstate 90 near Presho-about 11:20 p.m. Sunday.  Visitation for Crane will be 5-6 p.m. tomorrow at Lutheran Memorial Church with...
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