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SD Lawmakers Endorse University Funding Plan

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has endorsed a plan aimed at giving state universities and technical schools their fair share of any increases in state revenue. The proposal, which will be submitted to the full Legislature in January, does not require the governor and the Legislature to fund the...
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SD Senate Majority Picks Leaders for Next Two Years

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Republican majority in the South Dakota Senate has re-elected Sen. Russell Olson of Wentworth as its leader for the next two years. It will be Olson’s second term as Senate majority leader. The Argus Leader reports that the 28-member Republican caucus also chose Sen. Tim Rave of Baltic as...
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Veterans Day Ceremony Draws Hundreds to Riggs Theater Monday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday brought the annual Veterans Day ceremony to Riggs High School.  This year’s ceremony was designated as a Vets Day ceremony regional site by the Veterans Day National Committee.  The event was coordinated by Riggs teacher Jay Mickelson and the school’s theater was almost full-as students, citizens and...
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SD Health Care Providers Urge Medicaid Expansion

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Now that President Barack Obama’s re-election has cleared the way for his health care law, South Dakota doctors and hospitals are urging the state to expand its Medicaid program so thousands of additional low-income residents can receive coverage. Officials representing hospitals and the State Medical Association say all patients...
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