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SD Asks Flags be Half-Staff for Shooting Victims

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking that all flags in South Dakota be flown at half-staff from a.m. until sunset through Friday in respect for victims of the mass shooting at Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Daugaard noted that President Barack Obama ordered all flags be lowered to half-staff at all public buildings...
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SD AG: No Evidence of Crime in Surgery Scar Claim

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says an investigation has found no evidence of mistreatment involving allegations that a Rapid City hospital intentionally carved the letters “KKK” into a patient’s chest during surgery. Vernon Traversie, a 69-year-old Lakota man, has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that surgeons at Rapid City...
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SD Official Urges Vaccinations for Kids

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota health official says parents of pre-teens and college freshmen should make sure their kids are vaccinated for a couple of diseases before heading back to school. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says college freshmen living in dorms and unvaccinated students entering high school are at high risk for...
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Fatal Traffic Crashes on Rise in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The number of fatal traffic crashes is on the rise in South Dakota. State Highway Safety Director Lee Axdahl tells KELO-TV that there have been 63 fatal crashes on South Dakota roads as of Monday. That compares to just 48 on the same date last year. Axdahl says 28...
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