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Noem, Varilek Debate Farm Issues in Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem and Democratic challenger Matt Varilek repeatedly stressed the need for Congress to pass a new farm bill Wednesday while engaging in spirited disagreements on other topics. Several hundred people stood outside a packed tent set up at the Dakotafest Farm Show in Mitchell to hear...
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SD Governor and AG Urge Open Government

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Attorney General Marty Jackley say government should be as open as possible so people can find out what the state and local governments are doing. Daugaard and Jackley spoke Wednesday at the first meeting of a task force they formed to study the state’s...
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Juvenile Justice Focus of Conference Next Month

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Attorneys, judges, social workers and mental health professionals will gather in Sioux Falls and Rapid City next month to talk about the juvenile justice system. The second annual Children’s Justice Conference is being held in Rapid City on Sept. 11 and in Sioux Falls on Sept. 13. The South...
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SD Livestock Inspection Fee to Increase Sept. 1

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The fee for brand inspections designed to prevent the theft of cattle and horses in western South Dakota will increase on Sept. 1. The South Dakota Brand Board voted in June to raise the inspection fee from 80 cents a head to 90 cents. Approval by a legislative committee means...
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