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Flu Rate Appears to be Declining in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A flu-related death in South Dakota last week has pushed the season total to 10, though state health officials say the rate of illness appears to be declining in the state. The Rapid City Journal reports that flu activity in the state has been downgraded from widespread to regional....
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Representative Julie Bartling and Senator Ryan Maher with State Legislature Listening to State of the State January 14, 2014 (KGFX Photo)

SD Panel Defeats Measure to Shrink Term Limits

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House State Affairs Committee has defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit legislators’ terms in office. Lawmakers can serve four consecutive terms, or eight years, in the House or Senate. They can run for another chamber after being term-limited in one. The proposed provision would have...
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US Senator Johnson Endorses Robinson’s House Bid

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson is officially backing a Rapid City native who wants to run against Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem. Johnson has issued a statement saying Corinna Robinson served honorably with the Army in Iraq – a war he supported. Robinson spent 25 years in the Army...
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SD House Panel Kills Bill to Open Caucus Meetings

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has defeated a measure to open meetings of the majority Republican Party that currently are private. The House State Affairs Committee voted along party lines 9-3 against the measure. Three committee Democrats supported it. The measure’s opponents say state legislators are already accessible to the...
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