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AP NewsBreak: Macy’s Moving Jett Off SD float

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Macy’s is moving rocker Joan Jett off the South Dakota tourism float in its Thanksgiving Day parade after ranchers complained about having a vegetarian and animal rights advocate representing the state. Macy’s Parade spokesman Orlando Veras told The Associated Press that Jett and her band the Blackhearts will be...
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Noem Says Her Focus Remains Repealing ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) – Rep. Kristi Noem voted with the majority in passing the Keep Your Health Plan Act but says her long-term goal is repealing “Obamacare.” The 261-157 roll call Friday in the House would let insurance companies sell individual coverage to everyone, even if it falls short of standards in the health overhaul....
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Last of Six Convicted of Poaching is Sentenced

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The last of six people has been sentenced for poaching deer in 2011 and 2012 near Timber Lake. The state says 32-year-old John Tschetter, of Yale, pleaded guilty in Dewey County to eight crimes. He must pay $23,500 in fines, damages and restitution and serve 28 days in jail, including...
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SD Delegation Reaction Mixed to President’s Change

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson says he welcomes President Barack Obama’s announcement allowing insurance companies to renew for another year policies that otherwise would be canceled because they don’t comply with the new health care law. Johnson says the health care law has had a rocky start, but it will eventually...
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Deer on the Move So Drivers Urged to be Careful

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Deer are on the move across South Dakota this time of year, so the state’s reminding drivers to be especially careful. The Office of Highway Safety says nearly 5,000 wild animals are hit each year in the state, and between 2004 and 2012, 17 people were killed and 824 people...
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SD Ponders Response to Change in Health Care Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota insurance regulators are studying the impact of a change in the federal health care law and how it will affect the state’s insurance companies and their customers. President Barack Obama announced Thursday that insurance companies would be given the option to keep offering consumers insurance policies that would...
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SD Farm Bureau to Hold Annual Meeting in Pierre Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre will be the location next week for the 96th annual meeting of the South Dakota Farm Bureau.  Members of the organization will meet Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23 at the Ramkota.  SDFB represents 13,000 farm, ranch and rural families across the state. There will be three...
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Daugaard Speaks About December Pheasant Habitat Summit

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Early December will bring a summit to Huron that will be focused on South Dakota’s State Bird-and a popular hunting target-the pheasant.  The Governor’s Pheasant Habitat Summit was set up to help identify some of the causes for a reported 64 percent decline in the pheasant numbers in the...
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Pierre PD Offers Further Information on Tuesday Knife Incident

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is continuing to investigate an incident that left one person dead on Tuesday.  Police and an ambulance were called to a residence in the 400 block of South Ree Street on Tuesday evening at 6:48 p.m. where they were told of a stabbing.  Pierre Police...
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Pierre Man Arrested Following Vehicle/Foot Chase with Law Enforcement Wednesday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was arrested last night after a short vehicle and foot chase with law enforcement in Fort Pierre.  Stanley County Chief Deputy Sheriff Greg Swanson says the vehicle pursuit began about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday when a U.S. Marshal’s Deputy spotted a vehicle driven by a person...
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