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SD Governor Says Cuts Could Require Special Session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Governor Dennis Daugaard says a special session of the South Dakota Legislature might be needed if the automatic federal spending cuts that take place Friday have a long-term effect on state programs. Daugaard says the federal spending cuts will have an impact on a number of state programs. But he...
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USDA: Corn Prices Inch Up in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Agriculture Department says corn prices in South Dakota inched up in February. The South Dakota office of the National Agriculture Statistics Service says corn, at $6.87 per bushel, is up 2 cents from last month and up 81 cents from last year. The preliminary winter wheat price,...
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SD Senate Approves Longer Abortion Wait

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate has given final legislative approval to an extension of what is already the nation’s longest waiting period for a woman to receive an abortion. Senators voted 24-9 Thursday to approve the bill, which has already been passed by the House. The measure will become law if...
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Deputy Ag Secretary Meets With SD Tribal Leaders

LOWER BRULE, S.D. (AP) — Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan says the U.S. Department of Agriculture needs to do more to try to help end the poverty for Native American people in South Dakota. Merrigan made the comment Thursday after meeting with tribal leaders on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation in South Dakota. She...
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SD Legislative Panel Looks at Revenue Prospects

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Economists who work for the South Dakota Legislature and Gov. Dennis Daugaard say state tax collections for the next budget year are expected to be about the same as was predicted when the governor proposed a state budget in December. The economists presented their revenue estimates to the Legislature’s Joint...
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SD Lawmakers Propose Economic Incentive Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota legislative leaders from both political parties have proposed a wide-ranging measure that would provide financial incentives to help recruit new large industrial projects to the state.The Republican and Democratic lawmakers say the plan would give tax refunds only to companies that would otherwise not build within South Dakota...
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Official Says Pulse Crop Plant “Is A Go” in SD

HARROLD, S.D. (AP) – A group planning a plant in the central South Dakota town of Harrold to process crops such as lentils, field peas and chick peas says the facility definitely will be built. South Dakota Pulse Processors board member Brian Minish tells the Capital Journal that the group has surpassed a $1.5...
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No Jackpot Winner for Powerball Drawing Wednesday

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Wednesday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 03-14-20-34-48 Powerball: 21 Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $90 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $103 million for Saturday. Tickets that...
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Venereal Disease Detected in Dewey County Cattle Herd

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Animal Industry Board says some cases of a bovine venereal disease have been confirmed in a Dewey County cattle herd. Bovine trichomoniasis is transmitted between cows and bulls during breeding season. The disease can cause cows to spontaneously abort their calves and become infertile. The Rapid...
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SD Senate Approves Bill on Arming School Teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has passed a bill that would allow school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns. The Senate voted 21-14 to pass the measure Wednesday. The bill now returns to the House for consideration of changes made by the Senate. Those changes include a provision...
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