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Flu Season Ramping Up Fast in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Flu cases are on the rise in South Dakota and could surpass last year’s total of 505. The most recent data available show 409 confirmed cases, compared with just five at the same time last year. There also have been three flu-related deaths in the state. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger...
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Obstacles Remain for Wind Energy Projects in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A one-year extension of a federal wind energy tax credit could provide a jolt for the wind industry, but developers say other obstacles remain in South Dakota. The wind energy industry had been stalled because of uncertainty over whether the tax break would be extended. The extension was included...
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SD Man Pleads Guilty to Felon in Possession Charge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has pleaded guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson announced that 52-year-old Jess Porras, of McLaughlin, pleaded guilty to the charge earlier in the week. Prosecutors say Porras was acting as a deer hunt guide on tribal...
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SD Lawmakers Ready for New Debate on School Money

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are readying for another debate on funding for school districts as they head to Pierre for the year’s legislative session. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has recommended that state aid to school districts be increased by 3 percent next year to account for inflation. It’s one of many issues...
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