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Volunteers Pick Up and Clean Up During Pierre’s Earth Awareness Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Earth Awareness Week wrapped up Saturday, and brought a variety of activities including organized cleanup efforts Friday and Saturday.  Plans call for at least one event that was rescheduled because of weather, to take place on Tuesday.  An Arbor Day tree planting will take place tomorrow at the...
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SD State Employees Urge Improvement of Dental Plan

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Leaders of an organization of state employees are pushing for improvements in their dental plan and more timely information on their health insurance plan. Leaders of the South Dakota State Employees Organization met Saturday in Sioux Falls. The Argus Leader reports that delegates representing the group’s 24 chapters around...
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SD Lawmakers Approve New Study of School Funding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A special committee of South Dakota lawmakers will take another look at the state’s system for funding public school districts. The Legislature’s Executive Board voted unanimously last week to appoint a study committee that will investigate the funding formula and the revenue sources used to finance schools. The panel will...
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Study Looks at Snake Venom at Different Elevations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A research project led by biologists in the state shows that the venom a prairie rattlesnake uses to disable its prey is different in the higher elevations of the Black Hills than at lower elevations. The Pierre Capital Journal says that the research says the difference could be because the...
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