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Politically, It's been a slow day in January in South Dakota, but the stage is being set for an important hearing for the Keystone XL Pipeline this next week, and preparations are moving forward for next Saturday's Inauguration of State Elected officials in Pierre.

Dakota War College will be in Pierre this historic next weekend, where for the first time in 50 years, all statewide elected officials will be Republicans. And, we will bring you "on the ground" coverage of some of the day's proceedings. 
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Today's Headlines from the SDWC

US Attorney Brendan Johnson interjects office into satellite voting center dispute

For the first time, the South Dakota U.S. Attorney’s office has interjected itself into the disputes counties are having with the Native American community over satellite voting centers; where groups are asking for centers to be set up so they don’t have to travel to the county seat to vote early as in every other other county; After the election, the county filed a motion asking Judge Karen Schreier to toss the case, but the Continue Reading →


Next PUC hearing on Keystone XL coming this week. We still need a remedy for the problems caused by the fed’s war on energy.

From Bob Mercer, the PUC faces a Keystone XL procedural hearing on Tuesday where opponents continue to try to throw a wrench into what should be a minor hurdle in recertification. State law calls for a project’s sponsor to seek certification from the commission if the project hasn’t commenced within four years of the permit. The purpose of certification is to show the project will continue to meet conditions set in the permit. “Surely the Continue Reading →

New and noteworthy:

Associated Press (Via RCJ): South Dakota's Inaugural: Oath of office, two balls.
Associated Press (Via RCJ): Legal weed brings tax boost, but it's modest

Mitchell Daily Republic: South Dakota's Measles count up to nine.Oland: tone Pipeline
KELOLAND: Protests planned in SD against Keystone pipeline.

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