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Laid Off SD Beef Plant Workers Not Surprised

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Laid-off workers at the Northern Beef Packers plant in the northern South Dakota city of Aberdeen say they haven’t been paid for more than two weeks and the plant hasn’t slaughtered any cattle for more than three weeks. More than 250 workers were laid off Wednesday, following the layoffs of...
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Gant Named Treasurer of National Association

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant has been named treasurer to The National Association of Secretaries of State. As treasurer of NASS, Gant will be a member of the executive committee and serve as President of the organization in 2015. The organization is the oldest nonpartisan organization of public...
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South Dakota Beef Plant Lays Off Workers

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – About two dozen workers at the Northern Beef Packers plant in Aberdeen have been laid off. The American News reports that the workers were laid off during a meeting Wednesday morning. Beef plant officials have not commented on the layoffs. Jeffery LaCroix, a meat cutter, says employees from the killing...
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SD Organizations Gear Up to Push Health Exchange

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Health organizations and other groups are gearing up to tell South Dakotans they can get health insurance through a new online marketplace starting Oct. 1. The marketplace is being set up as part of the national Affordable Care Act. About 13 percent of the state’s population is uninsured, and the...
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