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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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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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