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Freezing Rain Expected in Large Swath of the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – People in parts of the Dakotas could have a slick commute early Tuesday. The National Weather Service says there is a chance of freezing rain late Monday and early Tuesday from northwestern North Dakota to southeastern South Dakota. Forecasters say one tenth of an inch of ice could accumulate in...
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Lawmakers to Mull Death Penalty, Concealed Weapons in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Lawmakers are expected to debate proposals limiting or repealing the death penalty, requiring certain insurance to cover autism therapy and allowing people to carry a concealed pistol without a permit this week in Pierre. Here’s a look at some of the proposals they’ll take up: DEATH PENALTY Four measures that...
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Lawmaker Pulls Bill to Increase Signatures For Ballot Measures

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The author of a proposal that would’ve increased the amount of signatures required for South Dakota citizens to propose a change state law has pulled the bill in response to heavy criticism. Sen. Corey Brown had proposed a bill that would’ve changed how many signatures are required to get...
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Panel Approves Measure to Allow Minimum Wage to Decrease

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state House Committee has approved a proposal that would allow South Dakota’s minimum wage to decrease in the event of negative inflation. The House Commerce and Energy Committee on Friday voted to approve the measure. It erases a provision from the voter-approved language that bars the minimum wage from...
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