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SD Health Care Providers Urge Medicaid Expansion

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Now that President Barack Obama’s re-election has cleared the way for his health care law, South Dakota doctors and hospitals are urging the state to expand its Medicaid program so thousands of additional low-income residents can receive coverage. Officials representing hospitals and the State Medical Association say all patients...
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Some SD Recreational Trails Receive Funding

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Just over a million dollars in Recreational Trails Program funding has been awarded by Governor Dennis Daugaard for several projects.  The projects were chosen based on input from a five-citizen Recreational Trails Program Advisory Council.  A total of nine cities were selected to receive grants for trail construction...
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Ag Horizons Conference Coming to Pierre This Month

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The 2012 Ag Horizons Conference will be held later this month in Pierre.  The focus of this year’s conference will be on “Weathering Change” in agriculture.  The Ag Horizons Conference will be November 27 and 28 and is an annual event hosted by South Dakota Wheat Inc., the...
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Other Activities Planned for Honoring Veterans

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Besides this morning’s Veterans Day ceremony, other events are planned for today to honor our Veterans.  There will be a Veterans Day Chili Supper later today at the Post 8 Legion Cabin inPierre.  The event is hosted by the American Legion Riders and will take place from 4:00...
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Veterans Day Ceremony to Start This Morning at 10:45 a.m.

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Riggs High School will be hosting a Veterans Day celebration this morning in the school’s theater-starting at 10:45 a.m.  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Day National Committee have recognized the school ceremony as a regional site for noting Veterans Day in the region...
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Flags Displayed on Bridge to Note Veterans Day Holiday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) As part of the observance of Veterans Day, flags are posted across the Missouri River Bridge.  The South Dakotaand U.S.flag display is sponsored today by Don’s Sinclair of Pierre.  The Flags Across the Bridge is a Pride in Americaand fundraising program sponsored by the Pierre/Fort Pierre Exchange Club.
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SD Legislators Draft Potential Energy Protections

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers next year will consider a package of legislation aimed at helping prepare for a possible increase in energy production in the state. Mitchell Rep. Tona Rozum tells the Argus Leader that South Dakota needs to be better prepared than North Dakota was for its oil...
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Christmas Trees to Decorate State Capitol

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The hallways of the South Dakota Capitol will soon be filled with Christmas trees as part of the annual Christmas at the Capitol holiday display. More than 90 Christmas trees will be decorated Nov. 17-18 by members of schools, churches, communities and civic groups as part of the “Joyous...
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SD Smoking Ban Results in 20 Citations in 2 Years

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State data show bar owners and pub patrons appear to be complying with an indoor smoking ban. The Argus Leader reports South Dakota’s voter-approved smoking ban started two years ago. Statewide, 16 citations have been issued to patrons for smoking where it’s banned, and four bars have been...
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McGovern Conference in SD Honoring Namesake

  MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – The late George McGovern is being honored at an annual conference that carries his name. The McGovern Conference on Monday at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell is beginning with a special tribute to McGovern, the former U.S. senator from South Dakota and three-time presidential candidate who died last month...
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