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Senator Johnson to Announce Future on Tuesday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sen. Tim Johnson is set to announce Tuesday whether he will seek re-election in 2014. Questions surrounding whether the three-term Democratic senator would seek re-election have been swirling for months. Johnson spokesman Perry Plumart tells The Daily Republic that the announcement will come Tuesday. Details of when and where...
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SD Brand Board Member Expects Drop in Cattle Herd

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Brand Board member Curt Mortenson of Fort Pierre says he expects the lingering drought and low prices will cause South Dakota farmers and ranchers to sell many of their cattle. Mortenson says long-range forecasts indicate South Dakota and the rest of the Northern Plains could get rain to relieve...
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SD Board OKs Increase in Livestock Inspection Fee

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state board has approved an increase in the fee for livestock inspections designed to prevent the theft of cattle, horses and mules in western South Dakota. The Brand Board voted 4-1 Friday to raise the inspection fee from 90 cents a head to $1. Brand Board director Larry Stearns...
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Bob Sutton

Governor Appoints New Member to SD Board of Regents

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A vice president of Avera Health is the newest member of South Dakota’s Board of Regents. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed Bob Sutton, of Pierre, to the board that governs public higher education in the state. Sutton begins serving April 5. He will succeed James Hansen, of Pierre, who is...
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