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Weiland Won’t Run for Democratic Party Chairman

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland has decided not to run for chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party. Weiland publicly considered a bid to lead the party in the weeks after the Nov. 4 election, won by Republican Mike Rounds. The Argus Leader reports that Weiland in an...
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SD Group to Lead Measure to Limit Payday Lenders

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two South Dakota men say they will lead the effort to put a measure on the 2016 ballot that would place restrictions on payday lenders. KELO-TV reports Republican state Rep. Steve Hickey and Steve Hildebrand, a Democrat who worked on President Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign, are pushing for...
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SD Tax Officials: Use Tax Due on Online Purchases

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota tax officials are reminding shoppers this holiday season that use tax is due on online purchases. Doug Schinkel is director of the state’s Business Tax Division. Schinkel says many consumers don’t realize that most retailers are not collecting sales tax on online sales, so use tax would be...
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Heat Stove Project Underway on Standing Rock

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A pilot project is underway to outfit homes on the Standing Rock Reservation with heat stoves. Attorney and American Indian activist Chase Iron Eyes launched the “Heating the Rez” effort in February after a woman froze to death in an unheated home. The project raised about $60,000. The money is...
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