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September 18, 2012 Drought Monitor Map

Drought Conditions Worse in the Dakotas Over Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Drought conditions continue to worsen in the Dakotas. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows 96 percent of South Dakota is mired in some form of drought, up more than 4 percent over the week. Nearly 88 percent of North Dakota is in drought, up about 7 percent. Conditions...
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SD Governor Wants Robo-Calls Investigated

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Secretary of State Jason Gant are asking the state’s attorney general to investigate automated telephone calls criticizing Republican legislative leaders for supposedly not adhering to the party’s principles. Daugaard and Gant want to know who is behind the calls and if they violate a...
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Governor Mike Rounds

Former Ga. Gov. Joins Former SD Gov. and Others on Nonprofit

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has joined a nonprofit organization to work with a bipartisan group of former governors. The Bipartisan Policy Center announced Wednesday that Perdue would work “to bring pragmatic state-based perspectives to national issues.” Perdue, a Republican, was governor of Georgia from 2003 to 2011 after serving 11...
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Judge: SD Prison Tobacco Ban Curbs Religion Rights

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge has ruled that the South Dakota prison system’s ban on tobacco in religious ceremonies substantially burdens Native American inmates’ religious rights. Chief Judge Karen Schreier ruled Wednesday that even if state officials had asserted a compelling governmental interest, they did not prove that the complete ban...
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