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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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Obamacare Open Enrollment Begins Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans can begin shopping for insurance through the federal health exchange on Saturday when the 2015 open enrollment period begins. Last year’s open enrollment window was widely considered a disaster because of technical problems with the federal website, but insurance companies and advocates anticipate Healthcare.gov will run much more...
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Proposal Would Open Game Fish Spearing Statewide

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state hunting regulatory commission is proposing to open up game fish spearing statewide. The proposal from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission is in response to a petition submitted by spearfishermen. The group will evaluate whether to adopt the proposal at its meeting next month in Forth...
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Red Cross to Close Temporary Shelter Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The American Red Cross will be closing its shelter tomorrow for residents displaced in Tuesday’s fire at the Capitol Inn and Suites. Red Cross Executive Director Richard Smith says the shelter at First United Methodist Church in Pierre will close at 11:00 a.m. Saturday.   Fire victims who have yet...
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