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Health Insurance Deadline Extended

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -  South Dakota residents have a few more days to sign up for health insurance through Avera Health Plans.  You must go online to www.healthcare.gov until December 31st for January 1st coverage.  Avera Health Plans has received 520 new members since December 24th.   The total number of enrollees through healthcare.gov and AveraHealthPlans.com...
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Donations to Help SD Ranchers Hits $3 Million

 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A fund aimed at helping western South Dakota ranchers who lost tens of thousands of cattle in an early October blizzard has collected $3 million, three times as much as had originally been expected. The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, Cattlemen’s Association and Sheepgrowers Association set up the fund.  Stockgrowers Association President...
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Pierre Continuing Search for New Fire Chief

 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Pierre is continuing its search for a new fire chief.  A search committee still has not made a final recommendation on a replacement for Bill Alexander, who retired at the end of October.  Three finalists for the position interviewed earlier this month. Two were from the Pierre-Fort Pierre area and...
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Recap of the Top News in South Dakota in 2013

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Much of the year in state news hovered around a shuttered beef plant, which returned to the headlines with a bankruptcy filing before exploding into a saga involving the death of a former economic development official, investigations into corruption and a court auction sale.  But there were plenty...
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