SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota lost some of its political legends in 2012, beginning with the death of former Gov. Bill Janklow in January and continuing through the fall with the passing of former Sen. and presidential nominee George McGovern.

A survey of Associated Press newspaper and broadcast members determined that these were among the state's biggest stories of the year.

The year's top 10 stories were:

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