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Health Department’s Inspection Scores Site Hasn’t Seen Much Traffic Yet

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A new feature offered on the South Dakota Health Department’s website has not seen many visitors in its first six months.  In July, the Health Department began offering health inspection scores online for the almost 6,000 food service, lodging and campground establishments in the state.  Deputy Health Secretary Tom...
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Trapp Chosen to Fill Executive Director Opening for SD Brand Board

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A new Executive Director has been chosen to lead the South Dakota Brand Board.  Current director Larry Stearns says the board announced that Debbie Trapp will take over the leadership position near the end of the month.   He says the Brand Board met in Pierre Wednesday and voted to...
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SD Lawmakers Pass Ban on Texting While Driving

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate panel has approved a bill to ban texting while driving, a proposal that has been repeatedly rejected by the state Legislature. The Transportation Committee voted 5-2 to send the measure to the full Senate. Supporters hope the Legislature will look more favorably on the idea this...
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SD House Approves Bill for Home-Schooled Students

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has approved a bill to help home-schooled students receive scholarship money from the state. The Opportunity Scholarship is given to high school students who receive a 24 on their ACT test and take a rigorous course load. Starting in July, students who don’t meet the course...
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