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SD Senate Passes Ban on Texting While Driving

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has passed a measure that would ban texting while driving. Senators voted 24-9 to approve the bill and send it to the House, which has rejected similar bills in recent years. Thirty-nine states and the District of Columbia already ban texting behind the wheel. The bill...
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USDA Says Number of Farms in ND, SD Decreases

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of farms in North Dakota and South Dakota decreased in 2012 but the average size of each farm increased. According to the USDA, there were 300 fewer farms in South Dakota in 2012 compared to 2011. The total number of farms...
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TransCanada: Pipeline Would Not Affect Climate

WASHINGTON (AP) – A top executive of a Canadian company that has proposed an oil pipeline from western Canada to Texas says the project will have no measurable effect on global warming. Alex Pourbaix, TransCanada’s president for energy and oil pipelines, said opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline have grossly inflated its likely...
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Third Person Sentenced for Having a Role in Theft of Vehicle from Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Nebraska woman was sentenced to spend two years in prison for her guilty plea to Grand Theft.  19-year-old Cassandra McVay appeared in court this morning.  She is one of four people who were charged after a pickup was stolen from just outside Fort Pierre city limits last...
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