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SDHP Says Seneca Man Dies in One-Vehicle Crash Near Faulkton

SENECA, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a Seneca man died Friday after his pickup truck crashed near Faulkton. Forty-two-year-old Lorne Weber was driving westbound on 172nd Street. His truck hit a field approach and rolled. He was not wearing a seatbelt. Authorities pronounced Weber dead at the scene. No other...
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Senate Sommittee Passes Public Breast-Feeding Legislation

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel has approved a measure allowing a mother to breast-feed her child anywhere as long as she’s following other state and local laws. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Friday passed the proposal, which was originally broader but got pared down during debate. The bill’s sponsor...
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New Representative Wins ‘Top Gun’ Award in Shooting Contest

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Freshman legislator Mathew Wollmann has unseated House Speaker Dean Wink as the South Dakota Legislature’s “Top gun.” The Madison representative scored two perfect rounds on Thursday at a legislative shooting contest hosted by the attorney general’s office and the Division of Criminal Investigation. Wollmann narrowly beat Rep. Herman Otten to...
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Committee Hears Bill Addressing Rural School Teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel has approved a measure aimed at addressing South Dakota’s rural teacher shortage by covering college tuition for professionals already working in such schools. The House Appropriations Committee on Friday approved a proposal to offer tuition assistance to certain school employees to get teaching degrees in South Dakota...
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