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AP NewsBreak: Macy’s Moving Jett Off SD float

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Macy’s is moving rocker Joan Jett off the South Dakota tourism float in its Thanksgiving Day parade after ranchers complained about having a vegetarian and animal rights advocate representing the state. Macy’s Parade spokesman Orlando Veras told The Associated Press that Jett and her band the Blackhearts will be...
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Noem Says Her Focus Remains Repealing ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) – Rep. Kristi Noem voted with the majority in passing the Keep Your Health Plan Act but says her long-term goal is repealing “Obamacare.” The 261-157 roll call Friday in the House would let insurance companies sell individual coverage to everyone, even if it falls short of standards in the health overhaul....
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Last of Six Convicted of Poaching is Sentenced

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The last of six people has been sentenced for poaching deer in 2011 and 2012 near Timber Lake. The state says 32-year-old John Tschetter, of Yale, pleaded guilty in Dewey County to eight crimes. He must pay $23,500 in fines, damages and restitution and serve 28 days in jail, including...
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SD Delegation Reaction Mixed to President’s Change

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson says he welcomes President Barack Obama’s announcement allowing insurance companies to renew for another year policies that otherwise would be canceled because they don’t comply with the new health care law. Johnson says the health care law has had a rocky start, but it will eventually...
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