SD Panel Rejects Bill Denying Guns to Some

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A narrowly divided South Dakota House committee has rejected a bill that sought to keep guns out of the hands of people found to be mentally ill and a danger to others. The Health and Human Services Committee voted 7-5 to defeat the measure. The bill sought to prevent people...
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Water Bill Weighed by Lawmakers Upsets Anglers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A bill that’s making its way through the South Dakota Legislature has upset some anglers. House Bill 1135 deals with the rights people have on water that’s over private ground. The bill’s backers say it’s meant to help landowners. Professional fisherman Ted Takasaki says the legislation is anti-sportsman and would...
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Legislature: Preschool Computer Proposal Advances

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A proposal to pilot a home-based preschool program for low-income families has won approval from a legislative panel over opposition from education lobbyists. The proposal, by Rapid City Republican Rep. Jacqueline Sly, puts computers and software in the homes of 4- and 5-year-olds of low-income families. Parents must promise their...
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Wind Chill Advisory and Winter Storm Watch in Forecast

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The weather forecast contains a Wind Chill Advisory through noon today and a Winter Storm Watch from tomorrow evening through late Thursday night.  Dan Mohr with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen says it will be chilly today and chances of snow begin to show up in the forecast...
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