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SD Has First Human West Nile Virus Case of 2013

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has its first human case of West Nile virus this year. The state Health Department says the virus was detected in a Buffalo County child between 10 and 19 years old. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger is urging residents to protect themselves against the mosquitoes that transmit the virus,...
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SD Democrats’ Chairman Nesselhuf Resigning

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party says he’s resigning to move closer to his wife in Sioux City, Iowa. Ben Nesselhuf says he has accepted a job as campaign manager for Jim Mowrer, who is running for Congress against Republican Rep. Steve King. He says the job...
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Sioux Tribes Plan Large-Scale Wind Energy Project

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An ambitious wind energy project by a group of Sioux tribes in South Dakota is getting accolades and support from a handful of former government officials, including former President Bill Clinton. But industry experts question whether the tribes fully realize the challenges that come with developing wind energy. Leaders...
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SD-Based Film to Debut at Comic-Con This Month

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An independent film shot in South Dakota is set to make its premiere at San Diego’s Comic-Con this month. “Dust of War” tells the story of a lone soldier who fends off a warmonger to rescue a girl fated to be the savior of mankind. The film was shot in...
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