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Officials Planning for Record Sturgis Rally Attendance

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Public safety and tourism officials across South Dakota are preparing for a potentially record-setting 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Officials at the Governor’s Tourism Advisory Board Meeting on Tuesday said estimates for the rally’s potential draw range from 750,000 to a million people.  That’s up from an estimated 442,000 attendees for...
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Health Department Pushing to Update Laws on Serious Diseases

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A state legislative committee has approved a bill that would modernize how the Department of Health responds to communicable disease outbreaks in the state. Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health Tom Martinec says under the new proposal, anyone with a Category 1 disease who fails to or refuses...
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Kasich Pushing Balanced Budget Amendment in Six-State Tour

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich has kicked off a six-state tour advocating a balanced budget amendment by urging South Dakota lawmakers to get behind the proposal. Kasich’s visit in Pierre, South Dakota, on Tuesday was the Republican governor’s first stop pushing the amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Kasich is considered a...
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Free Pest Guides Available for Numerous South Dakota Crops

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans who grow a variety of crops can now access this year’s free pest management guides produced by SDSU Extension and South Dakota State University in Brookings. The updated 2015 guides cover soybeans, corn, wheat, oats, sunflowers, alfalfa, barley, triticale, durum, millet, rye, safflower, canola and flax. SDSU Extension...
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