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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Voters reject a ballot measure that would have allowed unions to charge fees to nonmembers.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem will represent South Dakota in Congress for a fourth term. South Dakota's lone representative triumphed Tuesday over her Democratic challenger, state Rep. Paula Hawks. Noem maintained a substantial financial lead in the race. She was first elected in 2010 when she beat incumbent Democrat Stephanie Herseth Sandlin.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — GOP U.S. Sen. John Thune will return to Washington for a third term in the Senate. U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) issued the following statement on his re-election to the U.S. Senate:
PIERRE (AP) — Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard has voted for a ballot measure that would limit the interest rates that short-term lenders can charge in South Dakota. The governor said Monday that he thinks the state has a role to play in protecting consumers. But Daugaard says he doesn't have strong feelings about the measure. The initiative would cap interest rates charged by businesses such as payday, auto title and installment lenders licensed in South Dakota to 36 percent annually.
ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa (AP) — Some Iowa landowners are raising concerns about construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, saying crews have left behind debris, released cattle from grazing areas and disrespected their land.
SPEARFISH (AP) — Lawrence County has transferred ownership of the local airport over to the city of Spearfish. The transfer of Black Hills Airport/Clyde Ice Field was approved by the FAA in September, the Black Hills Pioneer reported. Since then, the city and county have been tying up loose ends to expedite the ownership change, a process that has taken three years. The process came to a close Tuesday as the Lawrence County Commission granted its chairman, Daryl Johnson, permission to sign the warranty deed.
ABERDEEN (AP) — A new ambulance service in Aberdeen plans to specialize in non-emergency calls. Midwest Medical offers inter-facility transfers for Aberdeen and the surrounding area, not a 911 service, the Aberdeen News reported. Business development director Sean DeLancey said the company had a few transfers in its first two weeks. DeLancey said Midwest Medical could respond to a catastrophe, natural disaster or accident if multiple services are needed.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Small communities in the Sioux Falls area are planning for the future as they experience increased interest from families and businesses that want to move away from the urban core. Experts credit the trend to the area's surging population and economy, coupled with the unique appeal of small towns, the Argus Leader reported. Nick Fosheim, who heads economic development groups for Lincoln and Minnehaha counties, said he has noticed healthy communities growing across the counties.
BOX ELDER (AP) — Authorities have captured a wanted felon from Kansas in South Dakota. Officials said 42-year-old Perry Peterson was arrested Friday afternoon in Box Elder. Peterson had active warrants from Kansas for aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery and criminal damage to property. Authorities say Peterson has ties to the Rapid City region. The Pennington County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshals Service took part in the arrest.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Organizers of a ballot measure to publicly fund political candidates are working the phones, aiming to win over 2,500 undecided voters a day even as opponents also make calls. Events in Sioux Falls and around the state offer candidates their final chance to pitch voters. It's the homestretch to Election Day, when South Dakota will decide on 10 ballot measures, not to mention candidates for president, U.S. House and Senate, the Public Utilities Commission and state legislative seats.