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SD Governor Approves Texting While Driving Ban

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill to ban texting while driving. He said in a statement that he hopes the new law will encourage South Dakotans to keep their eyes on the road and away from their phones. The law takes effect July 1. It makes texting...
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SD Sand Not Suitable for Oil Field Fracking in ND

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state study has concluded that sand from western South Dakota is not suitable for use in the oil and gas industry. South Dakota’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources studied whether silica sand found mainly in the Black Hills was suitable for hydraulic fracturing. The method known as fracking...
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Attorney General Warns of Wire Transfer Scam

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning businesses to be wary of a fraudulent wire transfer scam. The scam targeted a South Dakota company with an email exchange that appeared to be within the company’s own network, and ended with an attempted fraudulent wire transfer. The company’s corporate controller received an...
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Judge Won’t Dismiss ‘Pink Slime’ Defamation Suit

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) – A circuit judge has refused to throw out a defamation lawsuit against ABC related to its coverage of a meat product called lean, finely textured beef, which critics have dubbed “pink slime.” Beef Products Inc. sued the television network in 2012 seeking $1.2 billion in damages. Dakota Dunes-based BPI...
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