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Survey: 30 Percent of SD Teaching Positions Open

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A survey by the School Administrators of South Dakota this spring has found that over 30 percent of teaching positions posted this year remain open. The group says South Dakota schools usually fill teaching positions by the end of May. More than 120 out of 151 districts replied to the...
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State Awards $500,000 in Mosquito Control Grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state has awarded $500,000 in mosquito control grants to nearly 100 cities across South Dakota. The grants are intended to help control mosquitoes and help prevent the spread of the West Nile virus. The South Dakota Department of Health says all applying communities received funding. The grants range from...
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Technology Expanding Into SD Elections

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The just-finished primary election gave South Dakotans an app they could download to find out where to vote. It also offered some residents the chance to ditch their precincts and cast ballots at voting centers where staff used an electronic system to check in voters. The new technology has put...
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Pierre Regional Airport September 14, 2012

Pierre Runway Damaged From Lightning Strike

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials say a runway at Pierre Regional Airport was closed temporarily after a lightning strike blasted several holes in the tarmac. Airport manager Mike Isaacs tells the Pierre Capital Journal that lightning struck the runway during a thunderstorm Monday morning. He says the strike caused “substantial damage,” making holes up...
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