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Deputy Ag Secretary Meets With SD Tribal Leaders

LOWER BRULE, S.D. (AP) — Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan says the U.S. Department of Agriculture needs to do more to try to help end the poverty for Native American people in South Dakota. Merrigan made the comment Thursday after meeting with tribal leaders on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation in South Dakota. She...
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SD Legislative Panel Looks at Revenue Prospects

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Economists who work for the South Dakota Legislature and Gov. Dennis Daugaard say state tax collections for the next budget year are expected to be about the same as was predicted when the governor proposed a state budget in December. The economists presented their revenue estimates to the Legislature’s Joint...
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SD Lawmakers Propose Economic Incentive Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota legislative leaders from both political parties have proposed a wide-ranging measure that would provide financial incentives to help recruit new large industrial projects to the state.The Republican and Democratic lawmakers say the plan would give tax refunds only to companies that would otherwise not build within South Dakota...
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Official Says Pulse Crop Plant “Is A Go” in SD

HARROLD, S.D. (AP) – A group planning a plant in the central South Dakota town of Harrold to process crops such as lentils, field peas and chick peas says the facility definitely will be built. South Dakota Pulse Processors board member Brian Minish tells the Capital Journal that the group has surpassed a $1.5...
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No Jackpot Winner for Powerball Drawing Wednesday

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Wednesday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 03-14-20-34-48 Powerball: 21 Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $90 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $103 million for Saturday. Tickets that...
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Venereal Disease Detected in Dewey County Cattle Herd

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Animal Industry Board says some cases of a bovine venereal disease have been confirmed in a Dewey County cattle herd. Bovine trichomoniasis is transmitted between cows and bulls during breeding season. The disease can cause cows to spontaneously abort their calves and become infertile. The Rapid...
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SD Senate Approves Bill on Arming School Teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has passed a bill that would allow school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns. The Senate voted 21-14 to pass the measure Wednesday. The bill now returns to the House for consideration of changes made by the Senate. Those changes include a provision...
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Daugaard Comments on Federal Cuts, Furloughs Faced by State

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says South Dakota could lose at least $10 million in federal funding from automatic spending cuts set to take effect Friday, but he is most worried about what will happen to programs that educate struggling students and help low-income people heat their homes and put food on...
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Deputy Ag Secretary Meeting with SD Tribal Leaders

LOWER BRULE, S.D. (AP) – Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan is touring a Native American-owned and operated business and meeting with tribal leaders on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation on Thursday. Merrigan will tour the Lakota Food facility Thursday afternoon. It’s the first and only Native American business that produces, processes, packages and markets...
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SD Legislative Panel Looks at Revenue Prospects

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota legislative committee that puts together the state budget is working to determine how much money the state will have to spend next year. Economists for the Legislature and Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s budget office will present estimates of tax collections in a Thursday meeting of the Legislature’s Joint...
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