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Risky Behavior Blamed as STDs Increase in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Health officials say Internet hookups by anonymous partners are driving a distressing increase in sexually transmitted disease in South Dakota. Cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia all are ahead of last year’s pace. Officials attribute the increase to online liaisons and to an increasingly lax attitude about risky behavior....
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December Hearing Scheduled in ‘Pink Slime’ Lawsuit

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) – Oral arguments are scheduled for December in a motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit over ABC News’ coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime.” The lawsuit filed by Beef Products Inc. was moved in June from federal court to circuit court. ABC is asking the circuit...
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South Dakota Governor to Appear at Business Forum in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – The governor of South Dakota plans to participate in a business forum that Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is holding in Cheyenne in November. Mead’s office says South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard intends to speak about economic development strategies at the business forum Nov. 19 in Cheyenne. Mead says Daugaard has...
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First South Dakota Flu Death is From Minnehaha County

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Minnehaha County resident in their 70s is the first South Dakotan to die of the flu this season. The Department of Health says the person’s name and more information will not be released. The state has reported three laboratory-confirmed cases of flu and one flu-related hospitalization. Health officials say...
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