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South Dakota Leading Sunflower State for 2 Years Straight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has been named the leading sunflower-producing state in the nation for the second straight year. The National Sunflower Association says the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 877 million pounds of sunflowers were produced in South Dakota last year. The association says this is only the third...
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State Lawmaker Married a Day Before Heading to Legislature

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Not many South Dakotans spend their honeymoon at the state Capitol. But Rep. Michele Harrison got married last week and a day later headed to Pierre for the start of the first legislative session of her political career. Harrison won her first House term in November as a Republican representing...
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Cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Climb in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – New statistics from South Dakota’s Health Department show a steady and in some cases dramatic rise in sexually transmitted diseases in recent years. Chlamydia cases last year were up 25 percent from 2013. Cases of gonorrhea in the state have more than doubled since 2009, while syphilis has gone...
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Lawmakers to Mull Disease Outbreaks, Elections and Overdoses

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Lawmakers are entering their second week of a 39-day legislative session in Pierre with measures on election law, disease response and drug overdose prevention before them. House Speaker Pro Tempore Mark Mickelson says the House Judiciary Committee may consider a conflict-of-interest bill spawned by South Dakota’s investment-for-visa scandal on Friday....
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