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SD Senate Kills Bill to Regulate Contested Waters

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has killed a bill to regulate the use of public water that lies over private land after its main sponsor moved to defeat the measure. The debate has pitted fishing and hunting enthusiasts against property owners. Property owners say the public should not have access to...
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SD House Rejects Boost in Video Lottery Bet Limit

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has rejected a measure that would have increased the bet limit in video lottery games. A bill that would have raised the bet limit from $2 to $5 failed on a vote of 28-40. Supporters say the increase was needed to boost lagging state revenues from...
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Nelson Submits Signatures to Get on Ballot

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Rep. Stace Nelson says he’s submitted more than 2,650 signatures to the South Dakota Secretary of State’s office to get on the ballot as a Republican candidate for Senate. The Secretary of State must verify 1,950 of the nominating petition signatures for Nelson to qualify for a position on...
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SD Lawmakers Consider Limits on Payday Lending

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel is taking a first look at a measure that seeks to put restrictions on short-term loans. Rep. Steve Hickey of Sioux Falls says he negotiated provisions of the bill with representatives of the payday lending industry who became alarmed after he suggested putting limits on...
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