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Medicaid Task Force Continues Meeting Today in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A state task force studying the possibility of expanding Medicaid to cover an additional 48,000 low-income South Dakotans meets Wednesday as it nears the end of its study. The panel, appointed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard, will not recommend whether the program should be expanded, but instead will identify the...
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Fireworks Go On Sale Thursday in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Fire officials in South Dakota are urging safety ahead of the July 4 holiday. Fire Marshal Paul Merriman says fire officials see a few injuries and unintentional fires every year from fireworks. Legal sale of fireworks in South Dakota starts Thursday. People can discharge fireworks legally up until July 7...
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More Than 300 SD Firefighters Helping in Colorado

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – More than 300 firefighters from across South Dakota are helping battle the wildfires raging in Colorado. The Rapid City Journal reports that some of the South Dakota firefighters are nearing the end of a 14-day rotation in a region where fires have burned across rugged mesas and mountains. Jay...
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Both Sides See Hopeful Signs in Obama’s Comments on Keystone Pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) – Supporters and opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas are each finding some reason for optimism in President Barack Obama’s comments today about the standard that should be applied in approving or rejecting the project. Obama, in a speech at Georgetown University, said the pipeline should only be...
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