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SD Governor Seeks Medicaid Expansion Waiver

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he is once again asking federal officials to let the state expand the Medicaid program in a way that would provide medical services only to those most in need. The federal health care overhaul gives states the option of expanding Medicaid up to 138...
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Panel Proposes Extending SD Lawmakers’ Term Limits

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has endorsed a proposed state constitutional amendment that would lengthen term limits for members of the state Legislature. A Senate or House member currently can serve no more than eight consecutive years, or four two-year terms, in a chamber. The House State Affairs Committee voted...
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Propane Crisis Continues on Dakotas Reservation

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The federal government has released more money for a program that helps low-income people heat their homes, and nearly $1.3 million is earmarked for American Indian tribes in the Dakotas. But the leader of the Standing Rock Sioux says the additional money might not be enough to deal with a...
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More Help Offered to Blizzard-Stricken SD Ranchers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state program in South Dakota that subsidizes livestock loans for ranchers with limited equity is offering a lowered interest rate to producers hit hard by an early October blizzard. Qualifying ranchers in 25 counties declared a federal disaster because of the storm that killed more than 40,000 cattle, sheep...
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