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SD Lawmakers Reject Plan to Elect Education Chief

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative committee has rejected a measure that would have let voters choose the state education secretary in statewide nonpartisan elections. The measure’s sponsor, Rep. Jim Bolin of Canton, says state education secretaries were elected until the 1970s, when a constitutional amendment let the governor choose the education...
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Kennebec Farmer Releases Latest Time-Lapse Project

KENNEBEC, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota farmer who creates time-lapse photos and videos of the sky over Western landscapes has released his latest project. Randy Halverson, of Kennebec, says he shot “Huelux” last year in South Dakota, Wyoming and Utah. He says the weather made it difficult to get some of the shots...
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SD Helps Low-Income People Deal With Propane Costs

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he has authorized the use of some extra money to help people in a heating assistance program deal with the high cost of propane. Daugaard says propane prices in South Dakota have doubled to more than $4 a gallon in the past few weeks...
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South Dakota Reaction to Keystone Pipeline Report

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Republican members of Congress say the latest State Department report on the Keystone XL pipeline should prompt the president to approve it. The agency raised no major environmental objections to the planned $7 billion pipeline from Canada through the heart of the U.S. Sen. John Thune says...
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