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US Senate Shoots Down Keystone XL Pipeline

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson could have been the vote to pass the Keystone XL pipeline through the upper chamber but opted to oppose the project. The 59-41 Senate vote Tuesday was one short of the 60 needed to clear the House-passed measure, teeing up another vote once Republicans take...
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Report on Tribal Youth and Violence Urges Action

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – American Indian and Alaska Native children are exposed to violence at rates higher than any other social group in the nation, according to a new report that urges creation of a new Native American affairs office, additional federal funding and other measures to combat the problem. A U.S. Department of...
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US Senate Debating Keystone XL Pipeline

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Senate is debating legislation to approve the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline, which may be just shy of the votes it needs to pass. The upper chamber on Tuesday took up the pipeline, which was one of the issues that dominated the South Dakota U.S. Senate election decided earlier...
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Options Available for Those With Health Insurance Questions During Open Enrollment Period

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Marketplace Open Enrollment Period through the Affordable Care Act is now underway. Those needing health insurance for doctor visits, prescriptions and preventive care have until mid-February of next year to enroll for a new plan or to sign up. Last year, 13,000 individuals signed up for individual private...
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