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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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