Governor Daugaard July 18, 2012

SD Ballot Issues Seen as Referendum on Governor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – When South Dakota voters decide the fate of top ballot issues on Nov. 6, they will pass judgment on some of Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard’s key initiatives in his first two years in office. The ballot issues address cuts Daugaard and the Republican-dominated Legislature made to state spending for education...
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Effort Allows Remedial College Classes Sooner

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A new effort by the South Dakota Department of Education and the Board of Regents will help the state’s college-bound juniors and seniors complete required remedial coursework before starting college-level courses. The Board of Regents requires students whose ACT sub-scores fall below 20 in math and 18 in English to...
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Chance of Deer-Vehicle Collision High in Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Motorists are more likely to crash into a deer in the Dakotas than in most other states. State Farm has released its annual ranking of states in terms of the likelihood of deer-vehicle collisions. The insurer uses claims data and state licensed driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration....
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Parts of South Dakota Get Measurable Snowfall

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Parts of South Dakota have their first measurable snowfall of the season. The National Weather Service says up to 5 inches of snow fell across parts of the Black Hills on Wednesday. Meteorologist Susan Sanders says snow in the region in late October is typical. The precipitation fell as...
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