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Former Ga. Gov. Joins Former SD Gov. and Others on Nonprofit

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has joined a nonprofit organization to work with a bipartisan group of former governors. The Bipartisan Policy Center announced Wednesday that Perdue would work “to bring pragmatic state-based perspectives to national issues.” Perdue, a Republican, was governor of Georgia from 2003 to 2011 after serving 11...
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Judge: SD Prison Tobacco Ban Curbs Religion Rights

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge has ruled that the South Dakota prison system’s ban on tobacco in religious ceremonies substantially burdens Native American inmates’ religious rights. Chief Judge Karen Schreier ruled Wednesday that even if state officials had asserted a compelling governmental interest, they did not prove that the complete ban...
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SD Ag Officials Advise Tests for Aflatoxin Levels

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota agriculture officials are advising farmers and ranchers to test for aflatoxin levels in their corn, distiller’s grains and silage piles due to this year’s drought. SDSU Extension educators say feed refusal, reduced growth rate and decreased feed efficiency are the predominant signs of chronic aflatoxin poisoning in livestock....
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Kristi Noem at Georgia Morse Middle School September 18, 2012 (KGFX Photo)

Noem Visits Pierre School to Learn More About Impact from New School Lunch Requirements

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) School meal menus and federal changes that have been made to the school lunch program were the subject of a stop yesterday in Pierre by Congresswoman Kristi Noem. Noem wrote a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack last week requesting information on new standards that are part of the...
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