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3 SD Indian Communities Joining Buyback Program

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Three South Dakota communities are part of an expanded effort to consolidate tribal lands owned by multiple individuals. The Interior secretary says 21 Native American communities in 12 states will join the land buyback program by 2017, bringing the number of locations in the program to 42. The program was...
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Thune Wants Visa Ban From Ebola-Affected Countries

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. John Thune has joined other Republicans in calling for a temporary visa ban on those attempting to travel to the U.S. from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa. Thune says he has “questions” about the country’s ability to manage “the threat that Ebola poses” to the transportation sector,...
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Tree-Lighting Ceremony Scheduled at SD Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The annual tree-lighting ceremony at the South Dakota Capitol has been scheduled for Tuesday. Nearly 100 trees have been decorated by volunteers from communities, schools, churches, nonprofit organizations and state government offices. The decorations for the largest of the trees placed in the rotunda were produced by South Dakota fourth-graders...
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Forecast: Warmer South Dakota Weekend..Then More Cold

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Temperatures over the next few days across much of South Dakota will feel spring-like after the recent cold snap. But the forecast says the above-freezing weather will give way to more cold by Monday. The National Weather Service state forecast for Friday through Sunday calls for highs in the...
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