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Tea Party SD Ad Likens ‘Obamacare’ to Communism

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota tea party group has sponsored a television ad comparing the president’s health care law to Soviet-era communism. The Daily Republic in Mitchell reports the ad is sponsored by Tea Party SD, headed by Allen Unruh, of Sioux Falls. It shows a man purporting to be a spokesman...
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Former SD Tourism Head Was Hunting When he Died

LAKE ANDES, S.D. (AP) – The brother-in-law of former South Dakota Tourism Secretary Richard Benda says Benda was hunting when he died. Benda was found dead of a gunshot wound Tuesday in a grove of trees near Lake Andes, in southeastern South Dakota. Authorities are investigating his death. Brother-in-law Jim Johanneson was the one...
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Damage to Dakotas Sunflower Crop Being Determined

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – The sunflower industry is working to determine the amount of damage to this year’s crop in the nation’s two top-producing states. An early October blizzard flattened all or part of many sunflower fields in North Dakota and South Dakota. National Sunflower Association Executive Director John Sandbakken tells Agweek that...
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Mobridge-Pollock High School Oral Interp Competes

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) – Here is what Holly Hitland provided to us: On October 19, 2013, the Mobridge-Pollock High School competed at Northern State University against 17 other Class A and B schools. Top schools were Aberdeen Central, Milbank, Britton-Hecla and then Mobridge for Class A. Rosholt and Clark took top honors...
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