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Varilek Appointed to Small Business Administration

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – One-time U.S. House of Representatives candidate Matt Varilek has a new job with the Small Business Administration. Varilek has been appointed regional administrator for the SBA. U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson applauded Varilek’s appointment. Varilek has worked for both Johnson and former Sen. Tom Daschle. Says Johnson, “With his private...
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Officials to Update Missouri River Plan Tuesday

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Officials will provide an update on the plan for managing the Missouri River’s reservoirs on Tuesday afternoon. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a conference call about its plan for managing water along the river. So far this year, officials have been working to conserve water because of...
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Chamberlain School Board Rejects Honor Song Request

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – American Indian students will not be recognized with an honor song during this year’s graduation ceremony at Chamberlain High School. The Daily Republic newspaper reports that the school board voted 6-1 Monday night to reject a request to allow the song. Supporters of an honor song presented a petition to...
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State’s Annual Free Fishing Weekend Begins Friday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Anglers can fish without a license this coming weekend during South Dakota’s annual Free Fishing Weekend. Fishing regulations and limits remain applicable. The state Game, Fish and Parks Department says all state parks and recreation areas also are offering free entrance from Friday through Sunday. Camping fees still apply. A...
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