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Three Semis/12 Other Vehicles Slip and Slide on Stretch of I-90 Saturday

MURDO, S.D. – (DRG News) Jones County authorities were kept busy Saturday when weather conditions caused slippery spots on Interstate 90.  Sheriff John Weber says the windy weather created slushy and slippery spots on the interstate east of Draper and west of Murdo.  He says three semis ended up in the ditch, along with...
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SD Democrats Urge Quick Expansion of Medicaid

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers expect to spend a lot of time studying the Medicaid program during the legislative session that starts Tuesday. Democrats hope to quickly expand Medicaid to cover an estimated 48,000 additional people. But Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Republican lawmakers want more time to study the potential costs...
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Flu Season Ramping Up Fast in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Flu cases are on the rise in South Dakota and could surpass last year’s total of 505. The most recent data available show 409 confirmed cases, compared with just five at the same time last year. There also have been three flu-related deaths in the state. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger...
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Obstacles Remain for Wind Energy Projects in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A one-year extension of a federal wind energy tax credit could provide a jolt for the wind industry, but developers say other obstacles remain in South Dakota. The wind energy industry had been stalled because of uncertainty over whether the tax break would be extended. The extension was included...
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