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South Dakota OKs Measure to Increase Doctor Choice

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota voters have approved a ballot measure that could give medical patients more freedom to choose doctors within their health insurance networks. Under Initiated Measure 17, doctors who agree to the conditions set forth by insurers could join the insurer’s preferred provider list. Preferred providers, or in-network, usually...
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Secretary of State, Attorney General & Other SD Races Decided

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans are keeping Republicans in charge of statewide offices, including both incumbents and two open seats. For secretary of state, Republican Shantel Krebs defeated Democrat Angelia Schultz, Libertarian Emmett Reistroffer and Lori Stacey with the Constitution Party. Krebs replaces Jason Gant, who didn’t seek re-election. Deputy commissioner of school...
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Republican Rounds Wins South Dakota US Senate Seat

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Republican favorite Mike Rounds has won the U.S. Senate race to replace retiring South Dakota Democrat Tim Johnson. The former governor beat out Democrat Rick Weiland and independent candidates Larry Pressler and Gordon Howie. Rounds led his opponents in fundraising and polling for most of the campaign. Criticism over...
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Daugaard Re-Elected As South Dakota Governor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has won a second term in office. Daugaard beat Democratic state Rep. Susan Wismer, who was the first woman in the state to win a major party’s nomination for governor, and independent candidate Mike Myers. In his re-election campaign, Daugaard touted his record of...
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