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Group Says South Dakota Lax on Key Gun Records

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A national group that fights gun violence says South Dakota is one of the worst states in terms of sharing mental health records for use in background checks. The Argus Leader reports Mayors Against Illegal Guns issued a report this month that said South Dakota has shared only one...
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Montana Ranchers Donate Cattle to South Dakota

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) – Forty-five donated Montana cattle to serve as breeding stock have been sent to South Dakota ranchers who lost thousands of cattle in a freak blizzard in October. The Great Falls Tribune reports the cattle shipped Friday. Montana ranchers Rene Browns and Alisha Burcham decided they wanted to do something...
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ND Wants More Time to Comment on Butterflies

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota officials want a 30-day extension to comment on a proposal to list two Upper Midwest butterfly species as threatened and endangered. Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, and Rep. Kevin Cramer sent a joint letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requesting the extension....
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South Dakota Capitol Lighting Ceremony is Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Capitol comes alive for Christmas this week. The lighting ceremony for nearly 100 decorated trees set up around the building is Tuesday evening. The trees were decorated by volunteers from communities, schools, churches, nonprofit organizations and state government offices. The largest of the trees in the rotunda was...
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