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Johnson Calls for Bipartisanship as He Exits

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Sen. Tim Johnson has brought his “Tour of Thanks” from South Dakota to the U.S. Senate chambers in Washington, D.C. South Dakota’s retiring senior senator said goodbye to his colleagues on Thursday in a speech on the Senate floor. The Democrat took up a “hallmark” call for bipartisanship among federal...
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SD Field Bean Yields Likely Down from 2013

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture anticipates South Dakota’s dry edible bean production in 2014 will be down 16 percent from last year. The department said on Wednesday that it anticipates 2014′s statewide yield will be 1,500 pounds per acre, which is a drop of 500 pounds per acre from...
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SD Man Gets One Year in Graduation Party Brawl Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has been sentenced to one year in prison for striking a man with his pickup truck following a graduation party brawl. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 22-year-old Diego Ramon Lara was also ordered to one year of supervised release. Lara earlier pleaded guilty to assault by...
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Lawmakers Say Federal Spending Bill Benefits SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s congressional delegation says the massive $1.1 trillion federal spending bill under debate in Washington contains key provisions beneficial to the state. Federal lawmakers on Thursday will take up the measure to fund government through Sept. 30, 2015. Republican Sen. John Thune says he’s pleased the legislation contains provisions...
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