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South Dakota

“We left last session thinking there would be a pot of money set aside for country incarceration needs," Sen. Helene Duhamel, of Rapid City, said. That funding never materialized.
A proposal from Rep. Karla Lems, of Canton, to strip carbon sequestration pipelines of the all-important common carrier designation moved forward 8-5.
Famed frontier lawman Seth Bullock established the first hotel in the historic mining town. Now fully renovated, the hotel is still chock-full of history, mysteries and legends.
“We see that when things happen in the coastal areas, a few years later, they start trending toward the Midwest,” said Rep. Ben Krohmer, serving his first term in the House.

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“This is sensationalism at its finest, and it does not deserve to be heard in our state capitol,” Rep. Erin Healy, a Democrat and one of 10 votes against the bill in the 70-person chamber, said.
The proposal would save homeowners an estimated $350 per year on the local school's portion of property tax. The loss to schools would then be buttressed by the state.
Phone calls between Ray “Pato” Camacho, 38, and others were recorded by the prison, and used as evidence that led to the conviction.
The Tuesday, Jan. 31, game between Sioux Falls Lincoln and Watertown was forced to move after junior JT Rock broke the rim with a powerful two-handed dunk. Rock is committed to play at Iowa State.
“As inflation continues, it’s causing more and more cuts at the local level," Sen. Al Novstrup, a Republican from Aberdeen, said.
“Let’s put this in the rearview mirror,” Sen. Michael Diedrich, a Rapid City Republican said.

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"We need to throw out a mechanism to get those [excess] dollars back in the hands of the people," Rep. Chris Karr, of Sioux Falls, said of the $170 million proposal.
The Legislative Research Council staffer who made a complaint against Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller, of Rapid City, released a full account of the incident in a Jan. 30 statement.
Opponents argued the proposed legislation goes against general medical practice and would open up the state to legal action.

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