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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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Bossman Named New South Dakota State Librarian

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Daria Bossman has been named the new state librarian in South Dakota. Bossman has served as interim state librarian for the past five months. She started at the library in 2008 in development services. Bossman formerly worked as director of library services and assistant professor for 15 years at Morningside...
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SD Senate Panel Approves Longer Abortion Wait

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has approved a bill that could require some women seeking abortions to wait longer after first seeing an abortion clinic doctor. South Dakota already has the nation’s longest waiting period at three days. The State Affairs Committee voted 6-3 Wednesday to approve a measure providing...
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Texting While Driving Ban Dies in House Committee

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has killed a bill that would have banned texting while driving despite sometimes-tearful testimony from people whose loved ones have been killed in texting-related wrecks. The Judiciary Committee voted 8-5 against the bill Wednesday, which had passed the Senate and was supported by police chiefs...
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USDA Gives SDSU $3.96M Healthy Food Choice Grant

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Agriculture Department has awarded South Dakota State University a $3.96 million grant to examine community efforts to encourage healthy food choices. SDSU is one of 21 schools across the country to receive $75 million in grants from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The money is for...
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