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House Panel Endorses Concealed Weapons Permit Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has advanced a bill that would make concealed weapons permits valid for five years, up from the current four years. The Local Government Committee voted unanimously to send the measure to the full House. The measure’s main sponsor, Sen. Larry Rhoden of Union Center, says...
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SD Farmers, Ranchers Dealing with Hay Shortage

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota farmers and ranchers are searching for solutions to deal with the hay shortage. SDSU Extension agronomy crops field specialist Larry Wagner tells the Yankton Press and Dakotan that the issues started last summer when pastures started giving out and some people had to start feeding early in the...
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South Dakota House Approves Longer Abortion Wait

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has approved a bill that could require women seeking abortions to wait longer after first seeing a doctor at an abortion clinic. The House voted 56-13 to pass a measure that says Saturdays, Sundays and holidays could not count in calculating the three-day wait. The bill...
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Tourism Department Plans June Bus Promotion

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The four presidents on Mount Rushmore are going on tour. The South Dakota Department of Tourism is taking the four mascots on tour in the central United States in June as part of a promotion to drive more visitors to the state. Tourism Secretary James Hagen tells The Associated...
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