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State GOP Elects Its New Leadership Team

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Republican Party has elected its new leadership team. Former marketing and advertising executive Craig Lawrence will serve as chairman. He replaces state Sen. Tim Rave. Tony Venhuizen of Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office made the announcement Saturday on his Twitter account. Venhuizen says former state Rep. Kim Vanneman...
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Bald Eagles Thriving in South Dakota Habitat

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Volunteers helping the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department monitor bald eagle nests throughout the state counted 128 active nests in 2012. Those nests produced 177 fledglings. The volunteers range from federal employees to bird watchers. They adopt nests in their areas and observe whether the nests have been...
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New Time Magazine Editor Has Roots in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The new executive editor of Time magazine says she’ll bring a Midwestern perspective to the job that she cultivated in South Dakota. Martha Nelson tells the Rapid City Journal that when she thinks about something that might go on the cover, she’s not thinking about “a 40-square mile block...
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South Dakota Legislature: What to Know This Week

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Senate Transportation Committee is set to weigh a bill that would ban texting while driving across the state- a proposal that has been repeatedly rejected by the South Dakota Legislature. It’s one of several bills facing lawmakers this week when the legislative session reconvenes Tuesday. Now that some cities...
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