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SD Community Banks Looking for Regulatory Relief

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Community banks in South Dakota say struggles navigating increased regulatory burdens, attracting interested employees and competition from other lenders are endangering small banks across the state. Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota president Greg McCurry says that in recent meetings with bank executives in South Dakota, at least two...
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DOJ Asks Judge to Not Dismiss Voting Rights Suit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Justice has asked a federal judge in South Dakota to not dismiss a lawsuit that four members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe have filed against Jackson County, claiming it doesn’t give equal voting access to Native American voters. The Argus Leader reports that after the...
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Protests Planned in SD Against Keystone Pipeline

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline have planned protests in three South Dakota cities. The rallies are scheduled for Monday in Rapid City and Sioux Falls, as well as in Pierre on Tuesday, the same day when the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission is expected to address the...
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Avera St. Mary's Hospital

Baby Girl is Avera St. Mary Hospital’s First Baby of 2015

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The second day of 2015 brought the first baby of the year at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre.  Hospital officials indicate that the baby was born early this morning.  The hospital is expected to release more information about the baby girl later.  New babies born at Avera facilities...
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