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Johnson, USDA Official to Take Input on Blizzard

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Sen. Tim Johnson and an official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture will hear from ranchers who lost livestock in the early fall blizzard. Johnson and Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services Michael Scuse will be at the South Dakota Stockgrowers Office in Rapid City at 2 p.m....
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SD Joins Other States in Opposing Health Mandate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota and 17 other states are supporting a First Amendment challenge of the new federal health care law before the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorney General Marty Jackley says the states are part of a “friend of the court” brief challenging a Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision. That ruling...
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Mobridge Trailer House Fire

Mobridge, SD – KOLY – At approximately 2:15 PM on October 21, 2013, the Mobridge Fire Department responded to a trailer house fire at 312 10th Ave E in Mobridge. Upon arrival the trailer house had smoke coming from the doors and windows. All occupants vacated the residence without injury. According to the resident...
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Special Open House Held Saturday as Historical Society Prepares to Send Sioux Horse Effigy on International Tour

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Turnout was good Saturday at an event marked as a “send-off” for a Sioux Horse Effigy stick-a museum artifact which will be featured soon in an upcoming international traveling exhibit.   The horse effigy is the logo for the South Dakota State Historical Society and has been housed at the...
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Johnson Accepting Applicants for Internships

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sen. Tim Johnson is seeking applicants for spring internship positions in his Washington, D.C., Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Aberdeen offices. Johnson says the Washington positions provide students with a chance to serve South Dakota and gain first-hand knowledge of the federal government. Press interns track media coverage, organize...
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Governor Daugaard: Storm Damage Assessments Slated

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says damage assessments will begin next week for counties and tribal land impacted from an early October storm that dumped 4 feet or more of snow in some areas. Daugaard says the assessment by state, local and federal officials will begin on Oct. 28. The assessment...
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Navigators Help Get Native Americans Insurance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Insurance enrollment helpers are encouraging Native Americans to sign up for coverage under the nation’s new health care law. Native Americans are exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that people carry insurance. But “navigators” tasked with helping people get insurance say the new law will give Native Americans...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game October 19, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 09-33-54-56-57, Powerball: 5 Estimated jackpot: $186 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/ 
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Attorneys Seek $12.75 M Minimum Bid for Beef Plant

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Attorneys are asking that a minimum bid of $12.75 million be set for an idled South Dakota beef packing plant at an auction scheduled for Dec. 5. The Aberdeen American News reports attorneys for Northern Beef Packers filed a motion in federal bankruptcy court to establish bidding procedures for the...
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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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