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Panel Kills Medical Defense for Marijuana Charge

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has rejected a measure that would have let people charged with possessing small amounts of marijuana argue in court that they need it for medical reasons. The Health and Human Services Committee voted 7-6 to kill the bill. The sponsors said they do not want...
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South Dakotans Snatching Up Concealed Gun Permits

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans are getting permits to carry concealed weapons at a brisk pace as President Barack Obama and Congress debate gun control in the wake of the recent school shooting in Newtown, Conn. South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says 4,925 permits were issued in the first five...
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Command Sergeant Major Susan Shoe February 2013

Woman Appointed to SD Army’s Top Enlisted Position

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Army National Guard has appointed a woman to the highest ranking senior-enlisted position for the first time. Command Sgt. Maj. Susan Shoe replaces State Command Sgt. Maj. Larry Zimmerman as the new state command sergeant major. The position is the highest ranking non commissioned officer position for the...
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SD Must Shift Some Federal Money for Roads

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota will divert some federal highway money to safety issues because the state falls short of national standards when it comes to drunken driving. The state expects to receive $240 million in federal money this year for roads and bridges. About $12 million will be restricted to safety...
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