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‘Heating the Rez’ Effort Quickly Reaches $50K Goal

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – An effort to raise $50,000 for a pilot project aimed at moving Standing Rock Reservation homes away from reliance on propane fuel has reached its goal in just a couple of weeks. The “Heating the Rez” effort has drawn more than 1,150 donations from as far as Australia and Sweden....
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Interim Police Chief Named in SD Capital City

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Pierre commissioners have named an interim police chief for South Dakota’s capital city. Capt. Dave Panzer Jr. will head the Police Department while the city searches for a permanent replacement for Bob Grandpre. He’s retiring at the end of the month after nearly four decades in law enforcement and about...
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SD Senate Kills Bill to Regulate Contested Waters

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has killed a bill to regulate the use of public water that lies over private land after its main sponsor moved to defeat the measure. The debate has pitted fishing and hunting enthusiasts against property owners. Property owners say the public should not have access to...
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SD House Rejects Boost in Video Lottery Bet Limit

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has rejected a measure that would have increased the bet limit in video lottery games. A bill that would have raised the bet limit from $2 to $5 failed on a vote of 28-40. Supporters say the increase was needed to boost lagging state revenues from...
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