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SD Lawmakers Reject Abortion Ban for Down Syndrome

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has rejected a measure that would have prohibited abortions sought because a fetus has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. The House Health and Human Services Committee rejected the bill after lawmakers said it could jeopardize the state’s legal defense of other abortion restrictions passed in...
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Update on Wells Avenue Water Main Break

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre says that a watermain break reported near the intersection of Wells and Harrison Avenues appears to be on the south side of Wells-just west of Fresh Start at the Car Wash.  Lynn Patton with the City of Pierre says the Car Wash and the Laundromat...
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Rooted in History & Diverse Culture, Sitting Bull College Breaks Stereotypes, Offers Accessible Nursing Opportunities

FORT YATES, N.D.. — (DRG News)  Many tribal colleges across North America are often characterized by stereotypes, but upon arrival at Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates, North Dakota, the only clue suggesting the campus is a tribal college, is its name. Located 70 miles south of Bismarck, Sitting Bull College is rooted in...
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Water Main Break Occurs at Busy Pierre Intersection

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) From the City of Pierre: The Water Department has shut down the water supply in the area of Harrison and Wells Avenues due to a break in a water main.  The area this leak is located in consists mainly of concrete surfacing.  This, along with the depth of frost will...
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SD Bill Would Ban Abortions for Down Syndrome

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel is looking at a measure that would prohibit abortions sought because a fetus has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. The bill would make it a misdemeanor for a doctor to perform or attempt an abortion if a woman is seeking to end a pregnancy because...
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Country Group Alabama to Headline SD State Fair

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota State Fair has announced that country music group Alabama will be part of its Grandstand Line-Up. The group will perform Aug. 29. Tickets go on sale to the general public June 16 and cost $40 and $45. The band’s popularity took off in the 1980s. The state...
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SD House Panel Supports Daily Pledge in Schools

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has recommended that students in all South Dakota public school classrooms should recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily. The State Affairs Committee voted unanimously to approve a measure that would require each public school district to give students the chance to recite the pledge each...
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SD Senate OKs High School Group Transparency Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has passed a measure requiring openness from the group that governs state-wide high school sports and fine arts activities. The bill’s sponsor, and other senators, say the High School Activities Association does good work for the state. Supporters of the bill say the association should be...
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SD House Passes Abortion Ban for Gender Selection

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has approved a bill that would ban abortions sought because of the gender of a fetus. Representatives voted 60-10 for the bill after sponsors said people from some Asian nations are aborting female fetuses because they want sons. They say the practice could spread to South...
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Nebraska Law That Allowed Keystone XL Struck Down

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A judge has struck down a Nebraska law that allowed the Keystone XL oil pipeline to proceed through the state. Lancaster County Judge Stephanie Stacy issued a ruling Wednesday that invalidated Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman’s approval of the route. Stacy says the decision should have been made by the Nebraska...
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