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Candidates Head Into Final Senate Race Stretch

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The four candidates competing in the tight race for South Dakota’s open U.S. Senate seat are heading into the final stretch before Election Day. Republican Mike Rounds, Democrat Rick Weiland and independents Larry Pressler and Gordon Howie are vying to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson. Republicans see South Dakota...
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Poll: Voters Support Higher Teacher Pay, Medicaid

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A new poll by the Argus Leader and KELO-TV shows South Dakotans favor expanding the federal Medicaid program in the state and increasing teacher salaries with summer sales tax. The telephone survey was conducted between Oct. 20 and 23 by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research. The poll surveyed 800 registered...
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Pressler: Hot Springs Hospital Could Treat PTSD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Senate candidate Larry Pressler says that a national center for post-traumatic stress disorder should be located at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Hot Springs. Pressler made the statement Sunday in reaction to an Argus Leader article that told the story of a 25-year veteran of the South Dakota...
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SD Wage Hike Proposal Divides Unions, Businesses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota residents who earn the minimum wage would see a bump in their paychecks come January if voters approve a Nov. 4 measure calling for adjusting the base hourly pay by $1.25. Initiated Measure 18 would raise the minimum wage from the federal rate of $7.25 to $8.50...
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