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South Dakota Lawmakers Say It’s OK to Text and Drive. While You Are at It Go Ahead and Set Fire to the Couch.

If you had an 8 year old kid and told him he couldn't eat candy bars right before bedtime, but you said if you did see him eating the sweets you wouldn't punish him for it unless he was doing something else really bad - like setting fire to your living room couch

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Is South Dakota Budget Dependent on Uncle Sam?

(NPN) -- South Dakota politicians might want to think twice before calling for reduced federal spending and transfers to states.

According to a new study by the Pew Charitable Trusts, South Dakota is one of the states most reliant on federal moneys, with Uncle Sam providing nearly 45 percent of the state budget in fiscal year 2011

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Governor Daugaard Vetoes Local Government Bill. Is This a “No New Taxes” Fail?

Governor Dennis Daugaard has vetoed his first bill this legislative session

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Gregory, South Dakota Man Charged in Death of Infant

A Gregory, South Dakota man has been indicted on charges in the death of a child in late February.

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Economists Expect Less Money Coming From Taxes. Schools and Hospitals Getting Nervous.

The promise of a budget surplus in December has dissipated into cold reality.  As the South Dakota Legislature wraps up their main session this week, the funding projections are somewhat lower than first anticipated.  

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Annual Homeless Survey Aims For Accurate Census Of New York City's Street Population

SURVEY: Dakotas Among Best and Worst Poverty Rates in Region

(NPN) -- One Dakota has the best poverty rate in the region and one of the best in the nation. The other Dakota has the worst poverty rate in the region but fares OK nationally.

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Would The IRS Ever Call You? Make Sure You Know The Real Answer

The IRS doesn't call, only scammers do.

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South Dakota Needs to Drop Nanny Act Over Sioux City Speeding Cameras

Apparently this Sioux City automated camera speed trap is causing quite a stir.  The South Dakota legislature and Governor Dennis Daugaard want to cut off communication with Iowa in response to numerous speeding tickets issued on Interstate 29. 

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REPORT: S.D. State and Local Employees Increased in 2012, N.D.’s Decreased

(NPN) -- Despite state cuts to education in 2011 and cries from the governor and legislature for austerity during difficult economic times, South Dakota’s state and local government employment grew by over 4 percent

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Custer State Park Visitor Center Gets $1 Million Donation

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has given a $1 million donation to assist in the construction of a new visitor center at Custer State Park.

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