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Bitter Cold Continues to Blanket the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Bitterly cold weather continues to blanket the Dakotas as the workweek begins. The National Weather Service has posted wind chill advisories for both North Dakota and South Dakota, with the combination of cold temperatures and wind making it feel as cold as 40 degrees below zero in some areas. The...
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South Dakota Lawmakers Hear Governor Dennis Daugaard's Budget Address December 3, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

SD Lawmakers Will be Urged to Expand Medicaid

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Some lawmakers and health care groups plan to ask the South Dakota Legislature to expand the state’s Medicaid program over Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s resistance. The Medicaid expansion is available to states as an option under the federal health care overhaul. Daugaard is not recommending an expansion of Medicaid at least...
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Initiative to Recruit SD Jobs, Workers Falls Short

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An initiative by Gov. Dennis Daugaard that was intended to draw 1,000 workers to the state has come up far short. The Argus Leader reports that Daugaard announced the New South Dakotans initiative in January 2012. Daugaard told lawmakers he would sharply scale back the program this week, after...
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No. 3 Justice Department Official to Visit Dakotas

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – The third-ranking official in the U.S. Department of Justice says he’s coming to the Dakotas to listen and learn about ways to improve public safety for tribal nations. U.S. Associate Attorney General Tony West is scheduled to represent the agency in Bismarck Monday for the first public hearing of a...
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