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‘Heating the Rez’ Effort Nearing $50,000 Goal

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) – An effort to raise $50,000 to fund a pilot project to outfit 20 Standing Rock Reservation homes with heat stoves that burn pellets made from natural materials is nearing its goal. More than 1,000 people have contributed more than $44,000 to “Heating the Rez,” promoted via http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/heating-the-rez. Attorney and...
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SD Lawmakers Reject Bill on Sex Orientation

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has rejected a measure that sought to protect people from being sued for expressing their religious beliefs regarding sexual orientation. The bill also sought to protect businesses against lawsuits if they refuse to serve or hire a person because of sexual orientation. The Senate Judiciary...
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SD Panel Rejects Request for Medicaid Expansion

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has killed a measure intended to expand Medicaid eligibility for all people below 100 percent of the federal poverty level. The House Health and Human Services committee has voted 9-3 to defeat the bill. It would have required the state’s Department of Social Services to...
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Mobridge Area Chamber Elects New Executive Committee

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) ¬†Every year, two positions on the Mobridge Area Chamber Board of Directors come up for re-election at the organization’s Annual Banquet. This year, those positions were filled by returning Board Member, Cindi Volk, of Great Western Bank, and new Board Member, Karen Pfitzer, of Pfitzer Pest Control. BJ Wiest,...
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