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Audubon Society’s Bird Count Begins Saturday

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The National Audubon Society’s 114th annual Christmas Bird Count begins Saturday. Counts around the country will run through Sunday, Jan. 5. The western South Dakota and Black Hills of Wyoming region will host at least 12 bird counts, 10 of which are official counts that contribute data to the...
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Politics Color Governors’ Decisions on Medicaid

WASHINGTON (AP) – Partisan politics are coloring governors’ decisions on whether to expand Medicaid in their states. The question of whether more low-income people receive Medicaid coverage may have less to do with their need than with how their states vote in governors’ races. Medicaid is the government health insurance program for the poor....
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Attorney General Response on $550,000 Diversion of Funds to the Federal EB-5 Program

PIERRE, S.D  -  As Attorney General, I am disappointed to have read certain Editorials relating to the state’s investigation into the $550,000 diversion of funds to the federal EB-5 program.  Because it is uncharacteristic of reputable news sources to present inaccurate information to the public, I hope they take this opportunity to present accurate...
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Jury Finds Man Guilty of Simple Assault of a Law Officer and Theft in Onida Case

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) A former Onida resident was found guilty of Simple Assault of a Law Officer and Theft during a jury trial yesterday.  41-year-old Jimmy Wipf was originally charged with Aggravated Assault on a Law Officer and Petty Theft for an incident that took place June 1 in Onida.  Authorities were...
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