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Committee Rejects Bill to Require Paid Employee Sick Leave

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel has defeated a measure to require South Dakota businesses to offer workers paid sick leave. The state Senate Commerce and Energy Committee on Thursday voted to kill the proposal after significant pushback from business groups. It would have allowed employees to accrue an hour of paid sick...
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No Official Deal yet Between Shopko and Mobridge

Rumors continue to swirl about the probability of Shopko coming to Mobridge sometime in late March. Although a local source has said that the news has been confirmed and the deal is done, Shopko Corporate Office Media Relations representative Michelle Hanson says that final legal work is still being finished and nothing is official...
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Committee Approves Plan to Bar Female Genital Mutilation

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state House committee has approved a proposal that would ban female genital mutilation in South Dakota. The House Health and Human Services Committee on Thursday unanimously passed the measure to make it a felony to perform such procedures in the state. Republican Rep. Lynne DiSanto says she’s offering the...
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Judge Issues Decision in Vehicular Homicide Case

LAKE ANDES, S.D. (AP) – A Lake Andes man accused of driving drunk and killing two federal wildlife researchers has been convicted of vehicular homicide but not the more serious charge of manslaughter. Thirty-year-old Ronald Fischer Jr. could face more than 30 years in prison, but he could have faced life in prison had...
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