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2012 Visits to SD National Parks Surpass 4 Million

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The National Parks Service says more than 4 million people visited South Dakota’s six national parks in 2012. The Rapid City Journal reports visitors spent about $236 million during their trips. The most popular spot was Mount Rushmore with 1.8 million visitors. The Badlands and Wind Cave followed Mount...
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SD Capitol January 2014 (KGFX Photo)

SD Lawmakers OK Pregnancy Help Center Rules

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has approved a measure preventing pregnancy help centers from lining up adoptions. The Senate voted 26-9 to pass a measure that has already been approved by the House. It will become law if signed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard. A 2011 law requires women seeking abortions to...
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Bill to Stabilize SD Bank Tax Headed to Governor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to stabilize the state bank tax has won final approval from the South Dakota Legislature. The Senate voted 34-1 to pass the measure, which has already been approved by the House. The bill will become law if signed by the governor. The measure is designed to...
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South Dakota Capitol February 5, 2014 (KGFX Photo)

SD Legislature OKs Bill Against Dog Breed Policies

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has passed a measure to keep local governments from setting policies targeting specific dog breeds. The body voted 41-28 on the measure. It passed the Senate in early February and goes next to the governor for final approval. Opponents to the measure say local governments should...
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