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Philip Teacher Wins Prestigous Math Award

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Debrah Snook, a teacher at Philip High School, has won the mathematics portion of the 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in South Dakota.   Applicants submitted a non-edited video of a classroom lesson, as well as responses to a series of essay questions about effective teaching.  The honor...
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Campaign material business in South Dakota questioned

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A state senator is calling for an investigation into the South Dakota Secretary of State’s Office because of an employee’s operation of an online business that sells campaign materials.   Attorney General spokeswoman Sara Rabern says the letter from Republican Sen. Stan Adelstein of Rapid City was received Tuesday and the...
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South Dakota Schools Expecting Education Law Waiver Soon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota education officials expect to get a waiver this month from the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Law.        The Obama administration is allowing states to seek exemptions from the 2002 law’s requirements if they develop alternative standards for schools. Nearly 20 states have...
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6 Yankton Sioux Tribe Officials Suspended 30 Days

WAGNER, S.D. (AP) – The vice chairwoman and five other members of the Yankton Sioux Tribe’s business committee have been suspended without pay for 30 days for alleged misconduct.   Tribal Chairman Thurman Cournoyer Sr. tells The Daily Republic that the committee members are accused of canceling a tribal council meeting in an attempt to prevent...
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Rapid City Man Claims Dakota Cash Jackpot

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Lottery officials say Kevin Moser of Rapid City has claimed his $217,583 lottery jackpot from the May 2 drawing in the Dakota Cash game.        Moser bought his lucky ticket at LaGrand Station in Rapid City. The business will receive a bonus of $5,000 for selling the...
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Bob Dylan to Have 3 Concerts in the Dakotas

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Folk rock legend Bob Dylan will be performing three concerts in the Dakotas during his North American tour this summer.        Dylan is scheduled to play Aug. 17 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, S.D.; Aug. 18 at the Sioux Falls Arena in Sioux Falls, S.D.;...
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Man arrested for drugs, reckless driving with 2-year-old in car

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Redfield man A man is in jail for drugs and driving while intoxicated with his 2-year-old daughter in the car while in Sioux Falls.  Police caught up with 26 year old Joseph Rude after multiple calls of a reckless driver. Rude was reportedly driving east in the westbound...
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Local Student Chosen as 2012 New Century Farmer

Hoven, S.D. – (DRG News) A local student has been chosen as a 2012 New Century Farmer. Maria Rausch from Hoven was selected to participate in the 2012 New Century Farmer Program from July 8th thru the 14th in Johnston, Iowa. Rausch, a current student at South Dakota State University, will be one of...
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South Dakota Teacher Union Seeks Public Vote on Teacher Bonus Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Members of South Dakota’s main teachers union have submitted petition signatures seeking a public vote aimed at blocking Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to give bonuses to top teachers and phase out tenure.   The South Dakota Education Association turned in an estimated 30,000 signatures Monday, nearly double the 15,855 valid signatures needed...
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South Dakota Man Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Endangered Bird

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has pleaded not guilty to killing an endangered whooping crane and then persuading a witness to withhold information from law officers.   Twenty-five-year-old Jeff Blachford, of Miller, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and witness...
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