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Senate Candidate Promotes Medicare for All Ages

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Democratic Senate candidate Rick Weiland of South Dakota is promoting the idea of allowing people of any age to buy into Medicare. Republicans running for the U.S. Senate want to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. Weiland tells The Argus Leader he believes the Affordable Care Act...
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SD Livestock Industry Counting on Farm Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – As Congress negotiates a compromise over the farm bill, the most important thing for South Dakota and its beleaguered livestock industry isn’t any one provision. Rather, it’s passing any sort of bill to restore the help for farmers that expired this fall. Congress last enacted a farm bill in 2008, a...
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Jett: Parade Should be Fun, Not Political

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Rocker Joan Jett says she’s stepping off South Dakota’s float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade because political agendas are getting in the way of a fun event. Some South Dakota farmers and ranchers were unhappy with Jett on the state float because she supports People for the Ethical Treatment...
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Pierre Chamber and PEDCO Gathered Thursday for Annual Meeting

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Thursday brought an evening which included awards, a meal and a review of the year that is ending-as part of the annual celebration for the Pierre Chamber of Commerce and the Pierre Economic Development Corporation.  The event was held at the Ramkota. PEDCO handed out it’s “Vernon Award for...
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