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SD Joins National Distance Learning Initiative

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has joined a national distance learning initiative that will make more courses available to students across state lines. Jack Warner is the executive director and CEO of the South Dakota Board of Regents. Warner says officials must help students gain access to high quality programs as distance learning...
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SD Republicans Elect Upcoming Session Leaders

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Republican legislators have elected their leaders for the upcoming session. Lawmakers chose Rep. Dean Wink of Howes as speaker of the House. The House majority leader will be Rep. Brian Gosch of Rapid City and the assistant majority leader will be Rep. Steve Westra of Sioux Falls. The...
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US Senator Johnson Says He’d Vote Against Keystone XL

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Retiring U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson says he would vote against legislation to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline should the Senate bring the long-delayed project up for a vote. Johnson confirmed his opposition Friday. His decision comes as the U.S. House voted to approve the legislation. The GOP-controlled House...
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Judge Rejects Motion to Dismiss Gay Marriage Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge in South Dakota has rejected the state’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a law banning same-sex marriages. Judge Karen Schreier ruled on the motion Friday. Six couples filed the lawsuit in May at the U.S. District Court in Sioux Falls. Schreier didn’t entirely reject the state’s...
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