SD Tribe Seeking Designs for Sioux Coin

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The Oglala Sioux Tribe is seeking design ideas from the public for a new Sioux Nation dollar coin. The tribe’s Office of Economic Development is working with the Native American Mint on the contest. The winning design will be displayed on a 39 millimeter coin. Designs should represent Sioux...
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SD Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Medicaid Expansion

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are taking another look at the possibility of expanding Medicaid to cover thousands more people. The House and Senate committees on Health and Human Services are holding a joint meeting Wednesday to consider the advantages and drawbacks of expanding the program as part of the federal health...
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SD Senate Passes Incentives for Wind Projects

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has approved a measure that would provide financial incentives to encourage construction of wind power projects in the state. The Senate voted 26-7 to send the proposal to the House of Representatives. The bill would give a wind project an incentive payment roughly equal to 2...
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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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