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At Least 23 Sign Up in SD Insurance Exchange

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – At least 23 people in South Dakota have signed up for health insurance in the first two weeks policies have been offered through an Internet exchange that’s part of President Barack Obama’s health care law. South Dakota is one of 36 states letting the federal government run its health exchange,...
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Senator Johnson, USDA Official to Tour Western SD

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Tim Johnson says he plans to visit areas of western South Dakota hard hit by an early fall blizzard. The Democrat says accompanying him will be U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services Michael Scuse. They’ll talk to ranchers about livestock losses. The day of the...
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Lower Bird Numbers Hold True Before General Opener

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Early estimates of fewer pheasants in South Dakota this season appear to be holding true. Chuck Schlueter in the wildlife division of the Department of Game, Fish and Parks says that anecdotal reports from last weekend’s resident opener indicated fewer birds and hunters. But he says state staff talked to...
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SD Unemployment Insurance Division Wins Awards

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Division of Unemployment Insurance has received two awards from the U.S. Labor Department for the way it handles benefit payments and appeals. South Dakota has won the benefit payments award five times since the awards began in 2006. State Unemployment Insurance Director Pauline Heier says South Dakota’s...
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