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Noem Far Outpacing Robinson in Contributions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Republican U.S. Rep Kristi Noem is far outpacing her Democratic challenger in fundraising in her bid to serve South Dakota for another two years. Noem took in nearly $300,000 in campaign contributions during the last three months of 2013 and is reporting nearly $845,000 cash on hand at the...
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Members of Congress Push for Aid for Ranchers

WASHINGTON (AP) – Several members of Congress are pressing the U.S. agriculture secretary to expedite a provision in the new farm bill that helps ranchers in the Dakotas and Nebraska recover from an October blizzard. The nearly $100 billion-a-year federal farm bill, which awaits President Barack Obama’s signature, restarts a livestock disaster program that...
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SD Panel Kills Bill on Teaching Intelligent Design

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A measure that would have allowed South Dakota teachers to discuss intelligent design has been killed at the request of its sponsor. The Senate Education Committee on Thursday scrapped the measure, which dealt with the belief that a higher power must have had a hand in creation because life is...
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SD Committee Supports Prenatal Care for Immigrants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has passed a measure to provide prenatal care to immigrant women who are not citizens. The Health and Human Services Committee voted 11-1 to support the bill. Legislators and supporters from medical and religious organizations say the bill will save money and the lives of...
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