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Marketing Campaigns, Penalty Fears Drive SD Residents to Get Insurance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Health insurers in South Dakota say more prominent marketing campaigns, fear of potential tax penalties and an overall better understanding of the nation’s health care law drove thousands of residents to sign up for private health insurance using the federal marketplace during the second enrollment period. A federal report...
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Pierre Woman Wins February Prize in BGCCA’s Mega Raffle

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman won the February prize for the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area’s Great Futures Mega Raffle Wednesday.  Cathy Sonnenschein’s name was drawn yesterday out of three semi-finalists to win the use of a Governor’s Hunt SUV for three months.  The SUV is provided by...
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USDA: 300 Fewer Farms, Ranches in South Dakota in 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The US. Department of Agriculture says there were 400 fewer small operation farms and ranches in South Dakota last year. The Department’s annual survey shows the state had about 31,700 farms and ranches in 2014. The state saw a net loss of 300 from 2013. While there were 100...
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South Dakota House of Representatives February 19, 2015

House Votes Down Plan to Allow Concealed Weapons on Campus

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state House has voted down a measure that would allow people 21 years or older to carry a concealed weapon on South Dakota’s six public university campuses. House lawmakers voted 48 to 20 to dismiss the proposal, which was opposed by student groups who lobbied lawmakers to deny the...
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