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SD House Defeats Plan Requiring Parental Consent for Tanning

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A proposal that would have required parental consent for minors to use indoor tanning beds at salons has died in the state Legislature. The state House voted Wednesday 40-29 against the plan, which faced opposition in part because it would have put more burdens on small businesses. Republican Rep. Scott...
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State House Votes Down Unilateral No-Fault Divorce Proposal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state House has shot down a proposal that would have allowed unilateral no-fault divorce in South Dakota. The House voted 44-25 against the plan, which advocates have said would make it easier for domestic violence victims to escape abusive marriages. Democratic Rep. Ray Ring of Vermillion says his measure...
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South Dakota Farmers Deciding on Crop Coverage for Farm Bill

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Farmers have until Friday to make some key decisions that will govern their operations for the next five years under the new farm bill. The first deadline of Feb. 27 requires them to update base acre and yield history for their chosen crops. Those are then used to calculate...
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Rawlins Library to Hold Open House Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Rawlins Municipal Library will host an Open House celebration next week to celebrate its recent renovation.  The project started in April of last year and included an expansion on the north side of the building, as well as various upgrades.  Changes to the library included improvements to the...
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