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Rule Allowing Sale of 85-Octane Gasoline Approved

PIERRE,S.D.(AP) – A state legislative committee has approved a rule allowing the sale of 85-octane gasoline in western South Dakota, but only until next June 30. The Rules Review Committee was deadlocked a month ago on whether to allow retailers in western South Dakota to sell the lower-grade blend permanently. The compromise version approved...
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Legislative Panel Approves School Rules

PIERRE, S.D.(AP) – The South Dakota Education Department can go ahead with its new system for assessing the performance of schools and providing help to those that perform poorly. A state legislative committee has approved the department’s rules to set up a new accountability system that will replace the federal school improvement law known...
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BPI Plans ‘Pink Slime’ Defamation Lawsuit

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Beef Products Inc. plans to file a defamation lawsuit in the wake of a publicity storm over a meat product that critics have dubbed “pink slime.” The Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based company said Wednesday that it will announce a lawsuit Thursday. A company executive and lawyer refused to name the defendant....
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Boost in SD Newspaper Rates for Legal Ads Dropped

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota newspapers have dropped their request for a 3 percent increase in the rates that cities, counties, school districts and other government bodies pay to print their minutes and other legal notices. A legislative committee last month refused to approve the increase and instead asked the state Bureau of...
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