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Dakotas Tribe Opens Shelters Amid Propane Shortage

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) – The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has opened shelters for people without adequate heat due to a propane shortage exacerbated by recent cold weather. The reservation straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border. The tribe has opened shelters in Fort Yates on the North Dakota side and in Wakpala on the...
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SD Congressional Delegation Reacts to Obama Speech

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Republican members of South Dakota’s congressional delegation say President Barack Obama should strive more to work with Congress. Obama said in his State of the Union speech that he will act on his own if lawmakers won’t cooperate on such things as creating new jobs. Sen. John Thune...
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SD Panel Recommends Broadening Domestic Abuse Laws

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has endorsed a proposal that would expand the state’s domestic abuse laws to cover dating couples who don’t live together. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday also approved some other measures intended to protect abuse victims. Current law defines domestic abuse as physical harm, attempted...
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Health Department Conducting Mosquito Surveys

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State health officials are getting an early start on mosquito season by surveying communities about their control programs. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says South Dakota has had more than a decade of West Nile Virus transmission, so it’s appropriate to take a look at the current status of mosquito control...
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