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SD Rancher Fund Set to Dole Out $3.3 Million

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Organizers of a donation fund set up to help South Dakota ranchers hurt by an early October blizzard are preparing to distribute an additional $3.3 million to producers. The Rancher Relief Fund earlier doled out about $775,000. The fund was established by the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, the South Dakota...
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SD Delegation Fights Changes to Ethanol Standard

WASHINGTON (AP) – As a deadline for comments approaches, South Dakota’s congressional delegation is pushing the Obama administration to reverse course on proposed changes that would significantly reduce the amount of ethanol in the country’s fuel supply. The Environmental Protection Agency announced in November it was proposing reductions by nearly 3 billion gallons in...
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Dakotas Hit with Blizzard, Dangerous Cold

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Residents of North Dakota and South Dakota are dealing dangerous cold and blowing snow that’s causing whiteout conditions. National Weather Service Meteorologist Adam Jones in Bismarck says it’s the most widespread blizzard in the Dakotas this winter and the most recent in a wave of heavy storms to hit the...
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SD Bills Allow Refusal to Take Part in Gay Wedding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two bills filed in the South Dakota Legislature seek to protect clergy and businesses who refuse to take part in gay marriages or wedding receptions. The measures’ main sponsor is Sen. Ernie Otten of Tea. He says the proposals are intended to prevent people from being sued if their religious...
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