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SD Lawmakers will Deal with Money, Moral Issues

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The death penalty, health care for poor people and education reform will be among the top issues tackled by the South Dakota legislative session that opens Jan. 14, legislative leaders said. Many of those issues are intertwined in the state budget, which means final decisions will not be made until lawmakers...
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Health Insurance Deadline Extended

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -  South Dakota residents have a few more days to sign up for health insurance through Avera Health Plans.  You must go online to www.healthcare.gov until December 31st for January 1st coverage.  Avera Health Plans has received 520 new members since December 24th.   The total number of enrollees through healthcare.gov and AveraHealthPlans.com...
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Donations to Help SD Ranchers Hits $3 Million

 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A fund aimed at helping western South Dakota ranchers who lost tens of thousands of cattle in an early October blizzard has collected $3 million, three times as much as had originally been expected. The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, Cattlemen’s Association and Sheepgrowers Association set up the fund.  Stockgrowers Association President...
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Pierre Continuing Search for New Fire Chief

 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Pierre is continuing its search for a new fire chief.  A search committee still has not made a final recommendation on a replacement for Bill Alexander, who retired at the end of October.  Three finalists for the position interviewed earlier this month. Two were from the Pierre-Fort Pierre area and...
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