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Deaths Dominate South Dakotas Top Stories of 2012

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lost some of its political legends in 2012, beginning with the death of former Gov. Bill Janklow in January and continuing through the fall with the passing of former Sen. and presidential nominee George McGovern.  A survey of Associated Press newspaper and broadcast members determined that these...
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Dakotas Tops for Centenarians

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — U.S. Census Bureau data show people are more likely to live 100 years or longer in North Dakota and South Dakota.  Data released this month show North Dakota ranks No. 1 in the number of centenarians per 10,000 people, at 3.29. South Dakota was second at 2.95.  Sioux Falls...
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2 South Dakota Highway Patrol Vehicles Hit in Separate Cases

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol says two of its vehicles have been hit by other vehicles in separate accidents on slippery Interstate 29, but there were no injuries in the crashes.  Trooper Jason Husby was traveling northbound Thursday morning at a reduced speed on I-29 in southeastern South Dakota...
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Officials Urge Caution with New Years Fireworks

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota firefighting officials are urging people to take extra care to prevent wildfires when using fireworks over the New Year’s holiday period.  Officials say grassland areas are still dry, which means the danger of wildfires is above normal for this time of year.  State Wildland Fire Division Director...
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