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SD Tax Officials: Use Tax Due on Online Purchases

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota tax officials are reminding shoppers this holiday season that use tax is due on online purchases. Doug Schinkel is director of the state’s Business Tax Division. Schinkel says many consumers don’t realize that most retailers are not collecting sales tax on online sales, so use tax would be...
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Heat Stove Project Underway on Standing Rock

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A pilot project is underway to outfit homes on the Standing Rock Reservation with heat stoves. Attorney and American Indian activist Chase Iron Eyes launched the “Heating the Rez” effort in February after a woman froze to death in an unheated home. The project raised about $60,000. The money is...
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US Attorney’s Office in SD Collects $3.6 Million in 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. attorney’s office in South Dakota has collected more than $3.6 million in the 2014 budget year from civil and criminal actions. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says the office collected more than $2.3 million in criminal actions and roughly $730,000 in civil actions. The office also worked with...
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Avera, SD Agree on State Employee Benefits Changes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An Avera Health hospital in Pierre and South Dakota officials have reached an agreement over the pricing of some specialty services for state employees on the state health plan. Recent changes to state benefits classify certain categories of health care as “Tier 1″ with limited options for the most affordable...
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