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Corps to Lower Lakes Sakakawea, Oahe Before Spring

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The Army Corps of Engineers plans to lower the levels of Missouri River reservoirs in the Dakotas before the start of the 2015 spring runoff season. Jody Farhat says the agency’s plan is to lower Lake Oahe by more than 3 feet and Lake Sakakawea by about 6 feet by...
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Thune Takes More Public Campaign Role in SD Senate

MARION, S.D. (AP) – Sen. John Thune has taken an increasingly public role in Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds’ campaign since polls earlier this month made the race appear tight. Thune boosted Rounds in an ad last week and has taken on a more active presence in campaign stops, such as a discussion...
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Documents: Democrats Cut Ad Buy in South Dakota

WASHINGTON (AP) – National Democrats are scaling back their spending in South Dakota, as recent polls show the Republican nominee moving ahead. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show Senate Democrats’ campaign committee plans to spend $29,000 on ads between now and Nov. 3. That’s after previously spending about $400,000 on broadcast and cable...
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43 Groups to Intervene in SD Keystone Re-Approval

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Public Utilities Commission has approved nearly 45 applications from individuals and groups that want to have a say in South Dakota’s decision on whether to re-approve the portion of the Keystone XL pipeline that would run through the state if it’s ever built. Only 15 applications requesting “party...
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