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SD House Passes Bill to Regulate Flooded Waters

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has passed a measure to regulate the use of public water as it floods private land. Legislators voted 53-6 to pass the bill on to the Senate. A similar bill failed in the Senate last week. The issue has been contentious. Hunters and anglers have pushed...
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SD House Defeats Measure Denouncing Common Core

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has defeated a measure that would reject the Common Core standards. The measure would not have had authority to take action against the standards because it was proposed as a resolution, not a bill. Legislators voted 45-24 against it. The resolution says the standards confine the...
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SD House Rejects $1 Fishing License for Elderly

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has narrowly rejected a measure to provide $1 fishing licenses to adults over 85 years old. The bill provoked good-natured jokes and laughter. The sponsor of the bill says her 91-year-old mother fishes every day and could benefit from the bill. She says it would promote...
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Avera St. Mary’s Foundation Pledges $50,000 for Colon Cancer Screenings

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Avera St. Mary’s Foundation is implementing a program that is meant to encourage people 50 and older to get a screening colonoscopy.  The foundation announced today that it has pledged up to $50,000 of the funds raised at next month’s “Welcome to the Emerald City” gala to the effort. ...
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