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SD Legislature Holds Final Day of Annual Session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota legislative leaders expect a short working session when lawmakers meet for the final day of this year’s legislative session. The main item facing the Legislature on Monday is Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s veto of a measure that would increase a fee imposed to fund the state’s inspection of commercial...
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Flu Claims Another Life in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The Department of Health says another South Dakota resident has died of influenza-related causes last week. The Rapid City Journal reports that the latest death brings the total number of deaths for this flu season to 36. Two of those deaths have been pediatric patients, and 11 percent of them...
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Senator Johnson to Announce Future on Tuesday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sen. Tim Johnson is set to announce Tuesday whether he will seek re-election in 2014. Questions surrounding whether the three-term Democratic senator would seek re-election have been swirling for months. Johnson spokesman Perry Plumart tells The Daily Republic that the announcement will come Tuesday. Details of when and where...
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SD Brand Board Member Expects Drop in Cattle Herd

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Brand Board member Curt Mortenson of Fort Pierre says he expects the lingering drought and low prices will cause South Dakota farmers and ranchers to sell many of their cattle. Mortenson says long-range forecasts indicate South Dakota and the rest of the Northern Plains could get rain to relieve...
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