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Task Force in SD Formed by Secretary of State Will Study Election Emergencies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant is forming a task force to address election options during emergencies. The move comes after a three-day snow and ice storm that hit the state in April and postponed 30 elections. Gant says the task force will evaluate the decisions made by...
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SD Law Bars Young Drivers from Using Cell Phones

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A new South Dakota law prohibits beginning drivers from using cell phones while they are behind the wheel. South Dakota allows 14-year-olds to get instruction permits, the nation’s youngest age for driving while accompanied by an adult. Those young drivers can later graduate to restricted permits that allow them to...
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Flag Likely from Custer’s Last Stand Housed at Cultural Heritage Center

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A flag that might be a relic of one of the most famous battles of the Old West has found a resting place in Pierre. The Pierre Capital Journal reports that the South Dakota State Historical Society has a guidon that most likely is from the Battle of the Little...
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South Dakota Economic Development Plan to Boost Local Efforts

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota development officials say two programs to attract large projects to the state are ready to get started. One program offers grants to pay for new staff, elevate part-time staff, start or replenish local revolving loan funds, buy equipment or train employees to expand local economic development. Another...
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