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SD Bill Would Ban Sale of E-cigarettes to Minors

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are considering a proposal that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that resemble traditional cigarettes. They heat a liquid solution, creating vapor that users inhale to get nicotine without the smoke of regular cigarettes. The Senate State Affairs Committee will...
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Dakotas Seeing Dangerous Cold and Some Snow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Dangerous cold is blanketing the Dakotas once again. The National Weather Service says wind chills early Monday in North Dakota were in the minus 20s and 30s. And they were expected to drop that low in northeast and eastern South Dakota overnight Monday into Tuesday. A few inches of...
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Regional Indian Health Service Agency Changes Name

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The Aberdeen Area Indian Health Service has changed its name after more than half a century, following consultations with tribal leaders in the region. The agency that oversees 19 federally and tribally managed service units in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa is now known as the Great Plains...
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SD Officials: Inmate Dies of Apparent Suicide

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota prisons agency says an inmate has died of an apparent suicide. The Department of Corrections on Friday said 33-year-old Heidi VandenBosch was found unresponsive in her cell at the South Dakota Women’s Prison in Pierre on Wednesday. She was transported to a local hospital and later airlifted...
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