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Senate Passes Proposal Making State Disease Response Easier

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Senate has passed a measure that would more easily allow the state to react to deadly disease outbreaks. Senators voted 29-5 Tuesday to approve the plan, which was backed by the Department of Health and would expand the state’s authority to respond to serious communicable diseases. Republican Sen....
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State Fair Brainstorming Ways to Keep Up Positive Attendance

HURON, S.D. (AP) – Organizers of the South Dakota State Fair in Huron are trying to keep the momentum of higher attendance going. Visitor numbers for the 2014 fair were up 15 percent over the year before. State Fair manager Peggy Besch says fair commissioners are working on lining up the rest of the...
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State Setting Aside $300,000 to Expand Its Ethanol Program

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is setting aside $300,000 to help the state’s retailers install ethanol storage tank units at gas stations. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced this week that it earmarked the funds for its Ethanol Infrastructure Incentive Program. The program was initially designed to assist retailers across South Dakota...
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NWS Says Cold to Replace Winds/Snow-But Weather Expected to Improve

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) A Blizzard Warning that was in the forecast due to strong winds and falling snow is expected to gradually give way to improving conditions as the day progresses.  Renee Wise of the National Weather Service in Aberdeen says wind speeds earlier today were quite brisk-but later today; winds will...
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