South Dakota Governor part of National Health Task Force

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is part of a National Governors Association task force looking at ways states can improve the quality of health care and cut the cost of public health programs.  The task force of a dozen governors will focus on state efforts to redesign health care...
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Dog Killed in South Dakota Drug Bust

  CHANCELLOR, S.D. (AP) — Authorities searching a home for drugs in the southeastern South Dakota town of Chancellor during a parole check arrested three people and shot and killed a dog.  The Turner County Sheriff’s Office says authorities were using a police dog to aid in the search Tuesday when one of the...
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President Obama Opposes House Keystone Energy Pipeline Bill

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama opposes a House bill that would speed approval of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.  The White House said Tuesday that the bill “seeks to circumvent longstanding and proven processes” by removing a requirement for a presidential permit. The...
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Scotland Woman Claims Ten Thousand Dollar Power Ball Prize

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Scotland woman has claimed her $10,000 Powerball prize.  South Dakota lottery officials say Pamela Cokeley matched four of five white ball numbers and the Powerball to win the third prize in Saturday’s drawing.  The odds of winning are about one in 649,000.  The jackpot currently sits at $40...
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