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US Senator Johnson Endorses Robinson’s House Bid

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson is officially backing a Rapid City native who wants to run against Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem. Johnson has issued a statement saying Corinna Robinson served honorably with the Army in Iraq – a war he supported. Robinson spent 25 years in the Army...
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SD House Panel Kills Bill to Open Caucus Meetings

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has defeated a measure to open meetings of the majority Republican Party that currently are private. The House State Affairs Committee voted along party lines 9-3 against the measure. Three committee Democrats supported it. The measure’s opponents say state legislators are already accessible to the...
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No Damage Reported from Minor Earthquake in SD

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Geological Survey says there have been no damage reports from a minor earthquake in the Chamberlain area. The Daily Republic reports that the Friday afternoon quake measured 2.9 on the Richter scale. Police Chief Joe Hutmacher says city officials received no calls from the public. It was the...
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SD Senate Panel Approves Bill to Open Police Logs

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has approved a measure that would require police logs to be open to the public. State law currently allows law enforcement agencies the discretion to release information about calls for service to the public. The Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to require those law enforcement agencies...
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