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Noem Receives Award from SD Farm Bureau

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem has been recognized by the South Dakota Farm Bureau. The group awarded Noem its “Friend of Farm Bureau” honor. Scott VanderWal is the group’s president. He says Noem’s relentless efforts to get the 2014 farm bill approved by Congress have given producers “a strong safety...
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Patient Choice Won’t Affect ACA Rates This Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Experts say South Dakota residents purchasing insurance during the Affordable Care Act’s current open enrollment period won’t see additional costs from the so-called patient choice measure voters approved in November. But it’s unclear how rates could be affected next year. The new policy took effect this month. It allows doctors...
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AAA SD Says Thanksgiving Holiday to Bring Highest Number of Travelers in 7 Years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) A South Dakota travel agency says lower gas prices are expected to bring out the highest number of Thanksgiving travelers since 2007. AAA South Dakota projects that 151,800 South Dakotans will travel this year over the long Thanksgiving weekend. That is the highest volume for the holiday since...
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Police Looking for Vehicle Stolen Thursday in Pierre from Parking Lot

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is looking for a vehicle that was stolen Thursday. Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the car was reported missing yesterday about 4:30 p.m. from the Dakotamart parking lot. Authorities are searching for a blue 2005 Buick Lesabre which has South Dakota license plate number 2TU...
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