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Panel to Debate Studying Effects of Economic Collapse on SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state legislative panel is scheduled to take up a measure to study how a serious and long-term national economic collapse would affect South Dakota. The House State Affairs Committee on Wednesday is expected to debate a measure to create the Economic Contingencies Work Group to prepare for such a...
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Bicycle Safety Legislation Again Stalls in House Committee

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has stalled in coming up with a solution to improve bicycle safety in the state. The House Transportation Committee on Tuesday again was unable to reach consensus on how to improve safety for cyclists when vehicles pass them on the road. The state Department of...
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Human Trafficking Bill Introduced by Noem Passes House

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem targeting human trafficking. Her office says the bipartisan Human Trafficking Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery Act passed Tuesday would give caregivers, state law enforcement officers and others help in preventing trafficking and help create safe places for victims....
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Feds Warn of Thin Ice on North Dakota, South Dakota Waters

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Federal authorities are encouraging people in North Dakota and South Dakota to watch out for quickly changing ice conditions on all reservoirs in the states. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says winter snowpack that’s melting due to warmer than normal temperatures has increased water inflows enough to cause rapid shifts...
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