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Members of Congress Push for Aid for Ranchers

WASHINGTON (AP) – Several members of Congress are pressing the U.S. agriculture secretary to expedite a provision in the new farm bill that helps ranchers in the Dakotas and Nebraska recover from an October blizzard. The nearly $100 billion-a-year federal farm bill, which awaits President Barack Obama’s signature, restarts a livestock disaster program that...
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SD Panel Kills Bill on Teaching Intelligent Design

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A measure that would have allowed South Dakota teachers to discuss intelligent design has been killed at the request of its sponsor. The Senate Education Committee on Thursday scrapped the measure, which dealt with the belief that a higher power must have had a hand in creation because life is...
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SD Committee Supports Prenatal Care for Immigrants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has passed a measure to provide prenatal care to immigrant women who are not citizens. The Health and Human Services Committee voted 11-1 to support the bill. Legislators and supporters from medical and religious organizations say the bill will save money and the lives of...
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Phil Baker Concert at Scherr-Howe Event Center

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) On Saturday, February 8th, Friends of Scherr-Howe will host award-winning, Children’s Performer, Phil Baker, from Sioux Falls. The concert will take place at 2 p.m. at the Scherr-Howe Event Center.  There is no admission charge, however they will ask for a free will donation. Phil Baker, who will visit...
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