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Committee Approves Proposal to Bar Pre-Payment for Abortions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel has approved a measure that would prohibit abortion providers in South Dakota from accepting payment until the day a procedure is scheduled to be performed. The House Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday passed the proposal sponsored by Republican Rep. Nancy Rasmussen. Rasmussen says providers shouldn’t...
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State and Lawyer for Gay Couples Appeal Judge’s SD Ruling

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The attorney general and a lawyer representing six couples challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage have followed through and appealed a federal judge’s ruling. South Dakota Public Broadcasting reports they’re asking for an expedited hearing on the case before the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. U.S. District...
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US Sen. John Thune Reports Nearly $10 Million Cash-on-Hand

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. John Thune’s campaign says he has nearly $10 million cash-on-hand as he starts an election cycle in which he’s expected to run for a third term. The Republican from South Dakota drew no opponent in 2010 after beating then-Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle in 2004 in a...
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Farmers Told to Plant Farther from Dakota Southern Railway

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Some farmers along the Dakota Southern Railway are being asked to plant their crops a bit farther from the railroad tracks. The Daily Republic in Mitchell reports that state and local officials and members of the Mitchell-Rapid City Regional Railroad Authority discussed the issue during a conference call. Dakota Southern...
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