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ACLU of SD Praises Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Rulings

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The acting executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota is calling the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings on same-sex marriage a historic victory for gay and lesbian Americans and a tremendous step forward for equality. But Jana Kooren says the decisions don’t affect South Dakota’s ban...
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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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