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Attorney General Says South Dakota Implied Consent Law to be Scrutinized

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says the South Dakota Supreme Court has accepted his request to determine the constitutionality of the state’s implied consent law for drunken driving enforcement. The law allows for blood to be drawn from motorists suspected of drunken driving without their permission or a warrant. The blood...
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SD Supplants ND as Top Sunflower-Producing State

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – South Dakota sunflower farmers last year rebounded from crippling drought in 2012, while their counterparts in North Dakota struggled through a wet spring planting season and a late harvest. The end result is that South Dakota has supplanted North Dakota as the nation’s top sunflower producer for only the second...
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NWS Says Winter Weather Impacting Travelers in the Dakotas

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Strong winds and snow are making travel difficult in parts of the Dakotas. The National Weather Service is cautioning residents about blowing snow in central and eastern North Dakota that’s reducing visibilities to a half mile or less. Parts of South Dakota are getting even worse weather. A winter...
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Election Year Likely Means More Pierre Politicking

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The legislative session that starts Tuesday might feature more than the usual amount of political posturing. Two state lawmakers are seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, and a few are looking at running for other statewide offices. All 105 legislative seats are up for election this fall, and...
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