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Native American Groups Ask DOJ for Child Welfare Probe

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Native American organizations are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the treatment of American Indian and Alaska Native children in the private adoption and public child welfare systems. Tribal leaders delivered a letter Monday to DOJ Attorney General for Civil Rights Jocelyn Samuels demanding the investigation. The request...
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Groups: Meat Labeling Rules Could Start Trade War

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Meat and livestock groups upset that Congress opted in the new farm bill not to back off from mandatory country of origin labeling requirements are worried that the issue could start a trade war with Canada and Mexico. Previous labeling rules required only the country of origin to be...
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SD Lawmakers Seek to Ease Student Drug Suspensions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are considering reducing the amount of time some students caught with drugs are kicked out of sports and other school activities. Current law requires that students caught with drugs a first time are suspended from school activities for one year, but the suspension can be cut to...
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Farm Rescue Accepting Applications for Planting

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) – A nonprofit organization that helps farm families in need is accepting planting applications from farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and eastern Montana. Farm Rescue assisted 50 farm families in 2013 and hopes to help a similar number of families as available funding and volunteer staffing allows. Farm...
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