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Governor Daugaard: Storm Damage Assessments Slated

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says damage assessments will begin next week for counties and tribal land impacted from an early October storm that dumped 4 feet or more of snow in some areas. Daugaard says the assessment by state, local and federal officials will begin on Oct. 28. The assessment...
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Navigators Help Get Native Americans Insurance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Insurance enrollment helpers are encouraging Native Americans to sign up for coverage under the nation’s new health care law. Native Americans are exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that people carry insurance. But “navigators” tasked with helping people get insurance say the new law will give Native Americans...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game October 19, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 09-33-54-56-57, Powerball: 5 Estimated jackpot: $186 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/ 
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Attorneys Seek $12.75 M Minimum Bid for Beef Plant

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Attorneys are asking that a minimum bid of $12.75 million be set for an idled South Dakota beef packing plant at an auction scheduled for Dec. 5. The Aberdeen American News reports attorneys for Northern Beef Packers filed a motion in federal bankruptcy court to establish bidding procedures for the...
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SD Doctors Urge State to Expand Medicaid Program

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota doctors are renewing pressure on Gov. Dennis Daugaard to expand the state’s Medicaid program. Dr. Daniel Heinemann, president of the South Dakota State Medical Association, told a group of 50 physicians in Rapid City that failure to expand Medicaid could have an effect on all South Dakotans....
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Attendance, Revenue Up at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – Sturgis city officials report that attendance and revenue at this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally were up from last year. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that an estimated 467,338 people attended this year’s rally in August, an increase of about 21,000 from 2012. Officials estimate attendance at the rally by using...
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South Dakota’s Main Pheasant Hunting Season Opens

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Some statewide elected officials are joining tens of thousands of other hunters to take to the fields for the opening of South Dakota’s main hunting season. KELO-TV reports Rep. Kristi Noem planned to join family and friends Saturday to hunt near her family farm in Castlewood, while Sen. John...
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Blizzard and Rain Erase Drought Conditions in SD

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota State University climate specialist says the blizzard that hit western South Dakota two weeks ago and subsequent rains have erased drought conditions in the state. Laura Edwards says the drought monitor map shows only lingering abnormally dry conditions in some areas. Edwards say that since the beginning...
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Free Meal and Information Available to Ranch Families

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Several organizations are hosting gatherings for western South Dakota ranch families who have to rebuild from the loss of livestock from the early fall blizzard. They’ll be held in Union Center, Faith and New Underwood and will include a free meal and information about resources available. Groups that plans...
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Presho Man Gets 25 Years for Kidnapping Daughter

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Presho man has been sentenced to the maximum of 25 years in state prison for kidnapping his 10-year-old daughter in August 2012 and abusing her. Attorney General Marty Jackley says 36-year-old Clint James Brown was sentenced Friday for aggravated assault-domestic abuse and being a habitual offender. Brown was sentenced...
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