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South Dakota Waiting on Word About Farm Bill

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s members of Congress hope a conference committee approves a farm bill within days to bring needed relief to ranchers who lost thousands of cattle in an early fall blizzard. Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson and leaders of the South Dakota Farmers Union and Stockgrowers Association held a news...
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Oglala Tribe Holding Conference Opposing Pipeline

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The Oglala Sioux Tribe says it’s organizing a conference to oppose TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline. Tribe vice president Tom Poor Bear says it will be held Feb. 13-14 at the Rapid City Ramkota Inn. The conference is entitled “Help Save Mother Earth From The Keystone Pipeline.” The $7 billion...
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SD Lawmakers Debate More Common Core Bills

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are considering proposals that would protect the privacy of student records and delay the adoption of any additional Common Core standards. School districts in the state are already using Common Core standards to determine what students should know in math and English at each grade level. The...
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Eastern ND, Northeastern SD Dealing With Blizzard

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Residents of eastern North Dakota and northeastern South Dakota are dealing with blizzard conditions again. The National Weather Service says wind gusting to 40 mph is blowing around snow on the ground and reducing visibility for motorists. A small amount of new snow also is possible in some areas. Transportation...
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