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US Senate Candidate Wants to Open Medicare to All

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland says Medicare is efficient and well-liked by people 65 and older, and he’d like to open the government-run program to all Americans. The sole Democrat running for the seat being vacated by Sen. Tim Johnson says his Medicare Choice Act proposal would offer...
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Broad Coalition Backs Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) – An unusual coalition of lawmakers from both parties, labor and business leaders, veterans groups and Canada’s ambassador to the United States have joined forces to push for quick approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Speakers at a Capitol news conference Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to approve the pipeline following...
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Monday Brings First Day on the Job for Pierre’s New Fire Chief

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday brought the first full day on the job for Pierre’s new Fire Chief-Ian Paul. Paul had just started his seventh year as the department’s Deputy Chief and has been with the PFD for 14 years. He was selected to be the new Chief for the department following the departure...
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State Veterinarian and State Climatologist to be Featured Guests Monday on SD Perspective

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday brings South Dakota Perspective to affiliate stations of the Dakota News Network.  Join us Monday afternoon as our guests this month will be Dr. Dustin Oedekoven-South Dakota State Veterinarian from 2:05 to 2:30; and for the second half-hour, we’ll be joined by Dr. Dennis Todey-State Climatologist for South...
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