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South Dakota Tribal Members to Vote on Alcohol Ban

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Native American tribe that has long battled the devastating effects of alcoholism is planning to ask its tribal members whether it should legalize alcohol on its South Dakota reservation. The Oglala Sioux tribal council voted 9-7 Tuesday to bring the question of legalizing alcohol on the Pine Ridge...
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USDA Says SD Winter Wheat Crop Forecast at 29.7M Bushels

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting South Dakota’s 2013 winter wheat crop to be down 51 percent from last year. The department in its crop production report forecast the crop based on June 1 conditions at 29.7 million bushels, which is unchanged from the May 1 estimate. The...
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Settlement Reached in SD Medicaid System Dispute

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota official says work on a new computerized Medicaid management system should resume soon because a settlement has been reached between the state and the company hired to do the work. The state signed a $62 million contract in 2008 with Client Network Service Inc. of Maryland to...
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Representative Noem Seeking Re-Election in 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem has announced that she is running for re-election in 2014. Noem made the announcement on her Facebook page Tuesday. She says that after spending the weekend discussing the future with her husband and children, she made the decision to seek re-election. She says she is...
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