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South Dakota Voters OK Deadwood Gambling Expansion

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota voters have approved a proposal giving the Legislature the authority to add a new batch of games at Deadwood casinos. Proposed constitutional amendment Q would allow casinos in the historic old west town to offer roulette, keno and craps. Those casinos currently offer slot machines, poker and blackjack....
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South Dakota OKs Measure to Increase Doctor Choice

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota voters have approved a ballot measure that could give medical patients more freedom to choose doctors within their health insurance networks. Under Initiated Measure 17, doctors who agree to the conditions set forth by insurers could join the insurer’s preferred provider list. Preferred providers, or in-network, usually...
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Secretary of State, Attorney General & Other SD Races Decided

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans are keeping Republicans in charge of statewide offices, including both incumbents and two open seats. For secretary of state, Republican Shantel Krebs defeated Democrat Angelia Schultz, Libertarian Emmett Reistroffer and Lori Stacey with the Constitution Party. Krebs replaces Jason Gant, who didn’t seek re-election. Deputy commissioner of school...
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Republican Rounds Wins South Dakota US Senate Seat

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Republican favorite Mike Rounds has won the U.S. Senate race to replace retiring South Dakota Democrat Tim Johnson. The former governor beat out Democrat Rick Weiland and independent candidates Larry Pressler and Gordon Howie. Rounds led his opponents in fundraising and polling for most of the campaign. Criticism over...
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Daugaard Re-Elected As South Dakota Governor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has won a second term in office. Daugaard beat Democratic state Rep. Susan Wismer, who was the first woman in the state to win a major party’s nomination for governor, and independent candidate Mike Myers. In his re-election campaign, Daugaard touted his record of...
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South Dakota GOP Rep. Noem Re-elected to US House

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Republican Rep. Kristi Noem breezed to victory in her bid for a third term as South Dakota’s lone member of the U.S. House. Noem on Tuesday topped Democratic challenger Corinna Robinson, a retired Army veteran who struggled to build name recognition and a strong fundraising base. First elected in...
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Pressler Concedes to Rounds in Senate Race

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Independent U.S. Senate candidate Larry Pressler has conceded the U.S. Senate race to Republican Mike Rounds. Rounds won out over Pressler, Democrat Rick Weiland and independent Gordon Howie on Tuesday in the race to replace retiring Democrat Sen. Tim Johnson. Pressler says he’s happy to have raised issues important...
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Ballots Cast Late on Pine Ridge Will be Set Aside

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Votes cast after the scheduled poll closure at two Pine Ridge polling places won’t be counted with other ballots statewide. The two precincts in Pine Ridge and Oglala opened late Tuesday because their election board superintendents didn’t show up. Attorney General Marty Jackley says that when something like that...
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SD Perspective to Feature SD Governor & GFP Wildlife Division Director

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday brings South Dakota Perspective to stations of the Dakota News Network. Join us Monday afternoon for an hour long program featuring Governor Dennis Daugaard from 2:05 to 2:30 and Wildlife Division Director Tony Leif of the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department from 2:30 to 3:00. If...
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Federal & Tribal Law Agencies Investigating Friday Night Fatal Crash Near Dupree

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) Federal and tribal investigators continue to look into a fatal wreck that occurred Friday night near Dupree. Gordon Runs After, Detective with the Cheyenne River Tribal Law Office says the head on crash happened five miles west of Dupree on Highway 212 about 11:30 p.m. He says an...
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