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SD Uses Tobacco Settlement Dollars for Education

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has directed annual funds from a 1998 tobacco settlement toward a state trust fund for education. Top cigarette makers have made about $6 billion in annual payments to 46 states to cover smoking-related health care costs. States are not required to use that money on tobacco-related programs. South...
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ACLU Protests Distribution of Bibles at SD School

MILLER, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is protesting the distribution of Bibles to fifth-graders in the Miller School District. The organization on Monday announced it sent a letter to the district’s board of education president asking to reconsider its decision to approve the Bible distribution. David...
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Buddy Bench May 9, 2014

New “Buddy Bench” Added to Buchanan School Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A new feature was added to one of Pierre’s elementary schools on Friday. What is being called a “Buddy Bench” was placed at the playground of Buchanan Elementary School. The idea for the bench came from one of the school’s students, 7-year-old Kailey Wallman. She had seen that another...
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Memorial Statue on May 10, 2014 Cleanup

VEVA Conducts Cleanup at Memorial Statues and Markers Near Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The weekend brought a cleanup of memorial statues and markers near the Capitol building. Members of the organization Vietnam Era Veterans Association (VEVA) gathered Saturday morning to spruce up the war memorials. This year, they also cleaned the EMT, Law Enforcement and Firefighters memorials and they worked across from...
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