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Former Selby Woman Given Probation for Mileage Overbilling

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A former Veteran’s Health Administration patient has been given three years of probation for overcharging the agency more than $22,000 for mileage reimbursements. Department of Veterans Affairs patients are paid mileage reimbursements for travel to and from health care facilities. The Argus Leader reports that 45-year-old Wendy Gonzales...
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SD Governor Proposes Modest Boost in Spending

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proposed a $4.1 billion state budget he says will provide modest increases in state spending on education, health care and salaries for state workers. In a speech to the Legislature, the Republican governor proposed 3 percent increases in state aid to school districts,...
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CP Gauging Interest in Railroad Track in Four States

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Canadian Pacific Railway is looking into the possibility of selling 660 miles of track in South Dakota and three surrounding states. CP in 2007 bought 2,500 miles of track and equipment from South Dakota-based DM&E and its subsidiaries for $1.5 billion. CP on Tuesday said it was “inviting...
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South Dakota Seeing Big Increase in STD Cases

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is seeing what officials say is an alarming increase in sexually transmitted diseases. They cite as reasons online acquaintances, a changing population and a relaxed view of risks. The Argus Leader reports that chlamydia infections in South Dakota have doubled since the late 1990s, and gonorrhea...
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