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SD Doctors Urge State to Expand Medicaid Program

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota doctors are renewing pressure on Gov. Dennis Daugaard to expand the state’s Medicaid program. Dr. Daniel Heinemann, president of the South Dakota State Medical Association, told a group of 50 physicians in Rapid City that failure to expand Medicaid could have an effect on all South Dakotans....
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Motorcycle and Rider

Attendance, Revenue Up at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – Sturgis city officials report that attendance and revenue at this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally were up from last year. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that an estimated 467,338 people attended this year’s rally in August, an increase of about 21,000 from 2012. Officials estimate attendance at the rally by using...
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South Dakota’s Main Pheasant Hunting Season Opens

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Some statewide elected officials are joining tens of thousands of other hunters to take to the fields for the opening of South Dakota’s main hunting season. KELO-TV reports Rep. Kristi Noem planned to join family and friends Saturday to hunt near her family farm in Castlewood, while Sen. John...
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Blizzard and Rain Erase Drought Conditions in SD

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota State University climate specialist says the blizzard that hit western South Dakota two weeks ago and subsequent rains have erased drought conditions in the state. Laura Edwards says the drought monitor map shows only lingering abnormally dry conditions in some areas. Edwards say that since the beginning...
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