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December Hearing Scheduled in ‘Pink Slime’ Lawsuit

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) – Oral arguments are scheduled for December in a motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit over ABC News’ coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime.” The lawsuit filed by Beef Products Inc. was moved in June from federal court to circuit court. ABC is asking the circuit...
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South Dakota Governor to Appear at Business Forum in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – The governor of South Dakota plans to participate in a business forum that Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is holding in Cheyenne in November. Mead’s office says South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard intends to speak about economic development strategies at the business forum Nov. 19 in Cheyenne. Mead says Daugaard has...
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First South Dakota Flu Death is From Minnehaha County

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Minnehaha County resident in their 70s is the first South Dakotan to die of the flu this season. The Department of Health says the person’s name and more information will not be released. The state has reported three laboratory-confirmed cases of flu and one flu-related hospitalization. Health officials say...
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Former Tourism Secretary Benda Dies of Gunshot

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A former South Dakota state tourism director has died of a gunshot wound. Richard Benda was Secretary of Tourism and State Development from 2006 to 2010 under former Gov. Mike Rounds, who says his thoughts and prayers are with the family. Gov. Dennis Daugaard put out a statement Tuesday saying...
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