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State Panel Approves Opiate Overdose Antidote Proposal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel has approved a proposal to allow trained first responders and police officers to carry an opiate overdose antidote to help fight drug fatalities. The state Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted Wednesday to send the measure to the chamber’s floor. Attorney General Marty Jackley says giving...
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Panel Approves Audit of Statewide Candidate Petitions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel has approved a measure allowing the Secretary of State’s office to audit a random sample of voter signatures from statewide candidates’ petitions to get on the ballot. The Senate Local Government Committee voted Wednesday to send the measure to the chamber’s floor. Secretary of State Shantel Krebs...
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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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