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This Spring, We’ll Discover Which Candidates are Crocuses, Which are Croakers

(NPN) -- We have been watching a gardening reality show of sorts these past months in 2013 in South Dakota. Charitably, we could call it “Who Wants to Be a Senator/Governor/Representative?”

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Former SD Sen. Pressler Running as Independent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Former U.S. Senator Larry Pressler is running again for the Senate as an independent.

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Libertarian Says He’s Ending Senate Campaign

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Libertarian candidate Kurt Evans says he's ending his campaign for a Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Tim Johnson.

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South Dakota Senator Continues Effort to Boost Road Taxes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota senator who has long urged additional funding for state highways says he plans to take a measured approach in his next attempt to boost the state taxes that support road construction and maintenance.

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Animal Cruelty Laws Focus for State Senator Shantel Krebs

Senator Shantel Krebs says that South Dakota is behind the curve when it comes to animal cruelty laws.

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Kristi Noem Sends Holiday Greetings To SD Army National Guard

Congresswoman Kristi Noem's thoughts are with members of the National Guard who are either returning from or gearing up for an overseas tour.

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Debate Continues on Raising Alcohol Tax in Minnehaha County

Minnehaha County Commissioner Jeff Barth says 55 percent of the county’s budget is used for crime.

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Yankton Attorney Making Run for US Senate

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A Yankton attorney and soldier has announced a run for the U.S. Senate in South Dakota.

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State Lawmakers Start Process to Hire Staff Director

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A legislative panel is beginning the process of hiring a new director for the South Dakota Legislature's staff.

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Budget Approved But No Peace: Boehner Raps Right

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has given sweeping bipartisan approval to a budget bill backed by both President Barack Obama, his Democratic allies and a big majority of the chamber's Republicans.

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