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Judge Rules SD Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

A federal judge has declared South Dakota’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, but has stayed the decision pending appeal.

01/12/2015

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SD Governor Signs Cellphone Ban For Young Drivers

outh Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a measure that prohibits beginning drivers from using cellphones when they’re behind the wheel.

03/20/2013

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SD Bill Seeks Medical Defense For Marijuana Charge

Two South Dakota lawmakers with roots in law enforcement said Thursday that people charged with possessing small amounts of marijuana should be able to defend themselves in court by arguing they need if for medical reasons.

01/31/2013

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SD Governor: Come For Low Taxes, Stay A While

South Dakota, which markets itself as “Great Faces, Great Places,” is using Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s smile to lure business from neighboring states. Officials say the two-month effort has led to 50 prospects, with another month to go.

08/23/2011