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Opponents Protest Proposed Keystone XL in Advance of Hearing

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – About 400 opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline gathered in Fort Pierre to protest the long-delayed project. Opponents led by American Indian drummers marched across the Missouri River bridge on Sunday. Critics fear the pipeline could pollute the environment. Proponents say pipelines are safer than trains for transporting...
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South Dakota Regulators to Hear Keystone XL Arguments Again

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State regulators are considering whether to approve for the second time in just over five years construction through South Dakota of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline, but it’s unlikely a decision will come immediately. The Public Utilities Commission hearing process starts Monday. The state authorized TransCanada Corporation’s project in...
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Officials Consider Restarting South Dakota Homeless Council

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials are considering reviving a state council that focused on coordinating services for the homeless. The Interagency Council on Homelessness was created by Gov. Mike Rounds in 2003, but it went dormant after a handful of meetings. South Dakota Housing Authority executive director Mark Lauseng says serious...
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Lt. Gov. Michaels Encouraging Clinical Trials Participation

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Lt. Gov. Matt Michaels has joined peers in other states in encouraging patients to participate in clinical trials. The National Lieutenant Governors Association has launched a campaign to raise awareness about the need for people of all races to participate in trials searching for cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s...
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