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Medicaid Expansion Big Issue for SD Gubernatorial Candidate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Democratic governor candidate Susan Wismer hopes Medicaid expansion will be a winning issue in her battle to unseat Gov. Dennis Daugaard. The Argus Leader reports that Wismer is campaigning across the state in favor of covering tens of thousands of low-income South Dakotans in an expanded Medicaid program. She...
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Pesticide Container Recycling Collection Begins

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers, ranchers and businesses to take advantage of the free pesticide container recycling collection starting Monday.        Pesticides may be disposed of at a solid waste landfill or turned over for recycling. With either of these methods, containers must be triple...
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SD Cabinet Heads to Meet with US Transport Board

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two South Dakota cabinet secretaries are going to Washington this week to discuss rail shipment problems with members of the Surface Transportation Board. The heads of the state departments of Agriculture and Transportation, Lucas Lentsch and Darin Bergquist, will meet with the STB Friday. Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office says they’ll...
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SD Board Tackles Old Quarantine, New PED Rules

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota state veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven is taking steps to repeal a nearly 40-year-old rule requiring quarantine for baby calves entering the state without their mothers. Oedekoven will propose the rule change at the Animal Industry Board meeting Tuesday. Currently the state requires 60 days of separation for young calves....
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