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Study Shows Dakotas’ Reliance on Ag Production

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A new study shows that the Dakotas get more of their gross state products from agriculture production and food manufacturing than any other states. The study done for South Dakota’s Agriculture Department finds that South Dakota in 2012 got 11.9 percent of its gross state product from those industries, and...
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Senate Democrats Shifting $1 Million to SD Race

WASHINGTON (AP) – National Democrats for the first time are investing campaign cash in South Dakota’s race for an open Senate seat, making the state a critical piece of the party’s strategy to keep control of the Senate. Republicans are heavily favored in the contest, which includes Democrat Rick Weiland against former Republican Governor...
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Republicans Call for PAC to Pull ‘Defamatory’ Ad

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Republican Party says it’ll take legal action against a political action committee if it doesn’t pull a television advertisement the party says is “defamatory” toward U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds. Party Chairman Craig Lawrence threatened to sue Every Voice Action on Wednesday and the television stations...
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Motion Hearing Scheduled in Gay Marriage Case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The first motion hearing in the lawsuit challenging South Dakota’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage has been scheduled in Sioux Falls. Judge Karen Schreier has scheduled oral arguments for Oct. 17 on South Dakota’s request to dismiss the lawsuit brought by six same-sex couples in May. Minneapolis attorney Josh...
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