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South Dakota Measure on Doctor Choice Stirs Debate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota medical patients could have more choice of doctors within their health insurance networks if voters approve a ballot measure that is drawing strong opposition from the health insurance industry. Initiated Measure 17 seems simple enough: doctors who agree to the conditions set forth by insurers, including payments...
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State Says Defense of Marriage Ban Unchanged

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state attorney general says South Dakota will continue to defend its constitutional ban on same-sex marriage despite a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to not hear the issue. Marty Jackley says the state still believes marriage should be defined by South Dakota voters and not by the federal...
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Arbitrator Dismisses EB-5 Lawsuit for South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A California arbitrator has dismissed a breach-of-contract lawsuit initially brought against South Dakota in 2008. Darley International had argued for breach of contract against the state and Hanul Professional Law Corp. Darley had an agreement to recruit investors in China for EB-5 projects in South Dakota, but that was ended...
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California Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge as Part of July Traffic Stop

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A California man entered a guilty plea Monday in an Onida courtroom to a charge of Possession of Marijuana.  57-year-old Kenneth Conway of Visalia, California was taken into custody as part of a July 17 traffic stop in Sully County.  Law enforcers stopped Conway-who was driving a motorhome-for reckless...
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