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State Sen. Mike Vehle, R-Mitchell, left foreground, talks with Lon Clemensen, vice president of administrative services for Children's Care, Wednesday night during the Children's Care reception for legislators in Pierre. Vehle said such receptions are a good way to meet people and learn about issues. "They want to talk to you and I don't blame them," he said. "People drive all the way to Pierre to see you." (Chris Huber/Republic)

Food, cocktails and politics: Interest groups press issues at dozens of Pierre socials

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PIERRE -- South Dakota Town and Township Association members were serving ice cream at the state Capitol on Wednesday, but their minds were focused on a different form of sustenance.


"We're just trying to get a little more of the fiscal pie," said Cindy Foster, the association's president.

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