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Some SD Native Americans Wary About Health Reform

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Denise Mesteth says she’s hopeful but skeptical her new health insurance through the Affordable Care Act can help her and other Native Americans who otherwise rely on free government health care. She hadn’t used the insurance coverage yet but paid the premium, even though she and other members of...
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SD Inmates Could See Early Release Next Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. District Attorney Brendan Johnson says a federal ruling Friday that will make tens of thousands of inmates serving time for drug crimes eligible for early release could have significant impact on South Dakota. Johnson tells the Argus Leader that he estimates between 300 and 400 inmates could see...
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Oglala Lakota Pushing to Rename Shannon County

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A group of Oglala Lakota tribal members say they’ve gathered enough signatures to put a measure on the November ballot to rename Shannon County. The Rapid City Journal reports that tribal organizers hope to rename the county that makes up the majority of the land on the Pine Ridge...
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Governor Asking for Presidential Disaster Declaration

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested a presidential disaster declaration to help South Dakota repair infrastructure that was damaged by flooding and tornadoes in June. The governor says the request is for public assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. His request for individual assistance at the beginning of the month...
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