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Mike Rounds Sworn Into Office Today in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Dakota’s former two-term governor and newest U.S. senator Mike Rounds has been sworn into office, making the state’s congressional delegation all Republican for the first time in more than 50 years. Rounds took his oath of office Tuesday morning as his counterpart John Thune and retiring Democrat Senator Tim Johnson...
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Elections Board Backs Krebs’ Priorities for Legislature

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The State Board of Elections has backed a handful of changes to South Dakota election law that would give citizens more time to challenge nominating petition signatures in court and would allow the secretary of state’s office to audit some voter signatures on a statewide candidate’s petition. The bipartisan board...
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Residents of Dakotas Remain in Deep Freeze While Digging Out

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Residents of the Dakotas are dealing with another day of bone-chilling temperatures as they dig out from the latest winter storm. The Alberta clipper that passed through the two states Monday dropped 2-5 inches of snow. The National Weather Service reports the 5 inches recorded in Sioux Falls broke the...
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Mike Rounds to be Sworn Into Office on Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Dakota’s former governor and newest U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds will be sworn in at 11 a.m. CT Tuesday. Rounds beat out Democrat Rick Weiland and independents Larry Pressler and Gordon Howie on Nov. 4 to replace retiring Democrat Tim Johnson in the Senate. Rounds will serve on the Armed Services...
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