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South Dakota OKs Upping Minimum Wage to $8.50

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota voters have approved a measure to increase the minimum wage by $1.25 an hour beginning in January. Initiated Measure 18 will raise the minimum wage from the federal rate of $7.25 to $8.50 an hour. The Democratic- and union-backed proposal also will increase the $2.13 hourly tip...
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South Dakota Voters OK Deadwood Gambling Expansion

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota voters have approved a proposal giving the Legislature the authority to add a new batch of games at Deadwood casinos. Proposed constitutional amendment Q would allow casinos in the historic old west town to offer roulette, keno and craps. Those casinos currently offer slot machines, poker and blackjack....
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South Dakota OKs Measure to Increase Doctor Choice

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota voters have approved a ballot measure that could give medical patients more freedom to choose doctors within their health insurance networks. Under Initiated Measure 17, doctors who agree to the conditions set forth by insurers could join the insurer’s preferred provider list. Preferred providers, or in-network, usually...
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Secretary of State, Attorney General & Other SD Races Decided

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans are keeping Republicans in charge of statewide offices, including both incumbents and two open seats. For secretary of state, Republican Shantel Krebs defeated Democrat Angelia Schultz, Libertarian Emmett Reistroffer and Lori Stacey with the Constitution Party. Krebs replaces Jason Gant, who didn’t seek re-election. Deputy commissioner of school...
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