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2 More Independents Jump Into US Senate Race

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson is getting even more crowded. South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant has approved the nominating petitions for two additional independent candidates – Gordon Howie and Clayton Walker. Howie served in the state Legislature between...
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Bipartisan Bill Approves Pipeline Construction

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline have introduced legislation authorizing its immediate construction and say they expect the measure will come to a vote in the coming days. The legislation was introduced by Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Republican Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota. In a...
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Rural Leaders Say Planning, Support Key to Growth

WASHINGTON (AP) – Witnesses are telling a Senate panel that rural communities need to sell what they are, not what they are not in order to thrive economically. They also say government support is important for growth and that small cities and towns should band together to maximize their potential. A subcommittee of the...
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13K in SD Got Health Insurance Using Marketplace

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Federal officials say that 13,104 South Dakotans have chosen health plans through the new insurance marketplace created by the nation’s health care law, falling short of expectations. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report Thursday with enrollment figures that cover most of the open enrollment...
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