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Rounds Says Congress Needs to Regain Discipline

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former Gov. Mike Rounds says he wants to bring South Dakota common sense to Washington, D.C., and keep Washington out of South Dakota. Rounds, one of five Republicans seeking the party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson, said Congress is broken and...
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Courthouse Postcard Display in Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson is a man who loves antiques. So he went right to work when the state judicial system was given a collection of postcards featuring courthouses from across the state. He shared copies and framed the originals for preservation and display. The cards...
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State, Contractor at Odds Over Digital Upgrade

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State officials and a contractor hired six years ago to work on a new computerized Medicaid management system continue to be at odds over how to resolve differences on the project. The state signed a $62 million contract in 2008 with Client Network Service Inc. to develop a digital...
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Conservationists Claim Victory on New Farm Bill

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Wildlife and environmental groups are claiming victory when it comes to conservation under the new farm bill. Two of their top priorities made it into the law, which set federal farm policy for the next five years. One is “conservation compliance,” which means farmers will have to use good conservation practices...
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