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SD Cabinet Heads to Meet with US Transport Board

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two South Dakota cabinet secretaries are going to Washington this week to discuss rail shipment problems with members of the Surface Transportation Board. The heads of the state departments of Agriculture and Transportation, Lucas Lentsch and Darin Bergquist, will meet with the STB Friday. Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office says they’ll...
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SD Board Tackles Old Quarantine, New PED Rules

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota state veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven is taking steps to repeal a nearly 40-year-old rule requiring quarantine for baby calves entering the state without their mothers. Oedekoven will propose the rule change at the Animal Industry Board meeting Tuesday. Currently the state requires 60 days of separation for young calves....
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Howie Says Secure Border Before Immigration Talk

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Independent candidate for U.S. Senate Gordon Howie says the nation should not be talking about immigration reform until it secures its border. The former state lawmaker from Rapid City says there may be many secondary problems regarding immigration, but the U.S. must stop the flood of illegal immigration into...
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SD Governor Asks SBA to Help June Storm Victims

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking the Small Business Administration to provide disaster assistance to help South Dakotans recover from June storm damages caused by flooding and tornadoes. The request came after the Federal Emergency Management Agency rejected the state’s request for individual assistance programs for damage to homes and businesses....
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