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New Executive Director Leading Capital Area United Way

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Capital Area United Way is now under the leadership of a new Executive Director.  In January, Christina Oey was named to take over the position, formerly held by Gloria Hanson.  Hanson’s last day with the United Way was last Friday.  Oey says the United Way is such a...
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SD Sex-Selective Abortion Ban Bill Moves to Senate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota panel has adjusted and passed a measure to ban sex-selective abortions. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 5-2 to advance the measure. The bill passed the House two weeks ago. The bill would make abortions based on the fetus’ gender illegal. Physicians who perform such...
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SD Senate Panel Approves Statewide Texting Ban

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has approved a proposed statewide ban on texting while driving. The measure, passed earlier by the House, would make it a petty offense carrying a $25 fine to drive while using a hand-held device to write, send or read text messages. But drivers could still...
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Landowners File Lawsuit Over Missouri River Floods

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A group of farmers and business owners is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, claiming the agency mismanaged the Missouri River since 2006 and contributed to major flooding in five states. The lawsuit filed Wednesday claims some plaintiffs experienced extensive damage – particularly during the extended 2011 flooding that...
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