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Worrisome Weed Could Threaten Upper Midwest Crops

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A weed strong enough to stop combines has been confirmed in South Dakota. That’s raised concerns it could spread and cut deeply into crop production in the Upper Midwest – one of the few areas palmer amaranth hadn’t yet invaded. The threat is so great that officials in North Dakota...
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Officials Report 7 Cases of Rare Children’s Virus

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota health officials are confirming seven cases of a rare virus believed to be the cause of a severe respiratory illness that affects children. Officials say the cases of enterovirus 68 have been identified west of the Missouri River. The germ is an uncommon strain of a common family...
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AG Says SD Will Get Money from Drug Settlement

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota will get a portion from a nationwide settlement with an Irish drugmaker over allegations that the company improperly promoted medications including the attention deficit disorder drugs Adderall XR.        Attorney General Marty Jackley says Shire Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pay $56.5 million to settle the lawsuit brought...
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Lawmakers Could Subpoena Ex-Chief of EB-5 Program

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative committee looking into an embattled investment-for-green-card program could subpoena the former administrator of the program. The Argus Leader reports the possible subpoena of Joop Bollen is receiving support from a small group of GOP lawmakers. Bollen has refused to testify before the Government Operations and Audit...
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