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SD Delegation Fights Changes to Ethanol Standard

WASHINGTON (AP) – As a deadline for comments approaches, South Dakota’s congressional delegation is pushing the Obama administration to reverse course on proposed changes that would significantly reduce the amount of ethanol in the country’s fuel supply. The Environmental Protection Agency announced in November it was proposing reductions by nearly 3 billion gallons in...
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Dakotas Hit with Blizzard, Dangerous Cold

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Residents of North Dakota and South Dakota are dealing dangerous cold and blowing snow that’s causing whiteout conditions. National Weather Service Meteorologist Adam Jones in Bismarck says it’s the most widespread blizzard in the Dakotas this winter and the most recent in a wave of heavy storms to hit the...
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South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre, S.D.

SD Bills Allow Refusal to Take Part in Gay Wedding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two bills filed in the South Dakota Legislature seek to protect clergy and businesses who refuse to take part in gay marriages or wedding receptions. The measures’ main sponsor is Sen. Ernie Otten of Tea. He says the proposals are intended to prevent people from being sued if their religious...
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Larry Rhoden (Photo Courtesy of Legislative Research Council)

SD Lawmaker Working to Help Ranchers Hurt by Storm

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state senator from western South Dakota says he is trying to find ways to provide financial help for ranchers who lost cattle in the early autumn blizzard. Sen. Larry Rhoden of Union Center says he started looking at possible legislation that could provide loan guarantees and other help to...
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