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South Dakota 4-H to Require Animal DNA Tests

  MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – People who compete in 4-H livestock competitions at the South Dakota State Fair will have to submit DNA samples from their animals beginning next year. South Dakota 4-H Livestock Show Management Coordinator Rod Geppert says the rule is aimed at preventing cheating and protecting the integrity of 4-H competitions....
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SD Tribe Buys 40 Acres of Land in Black Hills

  RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The Rosebud Sioux Tribe has bought 40 acres of land in western South Dakota’s Black Hills in an auction that was made necessary when a first attempt ended in confusion and a non-sale. Pennington County auctioned off the remote land west of Deerfield Lake last month but the...
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Reaction to Governor’s Budget Follows Party Lines

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Reaction To South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s proposed $4.1 billion state budget is following party lines. The Republican governor proposed modest increases to account for inflation in state aid to schools, funding for universities and reimbursements to hospitals and other facilities that provide medical services to poor people. House...
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Former Selby Woman Given Probation for Mileage Overbilling

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A former Veteran’s Health Administration patient has been given three years of probation for overcharging the agency more than $22,000 for mileage reimbursements. Department of Veterans Affairs patients are paid mileage reimbursements for travel to and from health care facilities. The Argus Leader reports that 45-year-old Wendy Gonzales...
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