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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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SD to Receive $50,000 from Sirius XM Settlement

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota will receive slightly more than $50,000 from Sirius XM radio to resolve complaints about misleading advertising and billing practices. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the state’s share is part of a $3.8 million settlement that will be split among 45 states and the District of Columbia....
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Education Advocates to Pursue More State Funding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota teachers haven’t gotten the break they were looking for in Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s spending plan for the state’s next budget cycle. Education advocates said Thursday they plan to push for more education funding and for measures to hike teacher pay in the 2015 legislative session. Daugaard proposed a...
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