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More Native Americans Join SD Teach for America

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An organization that works in South Dakota to help ease teacher shortages and the achievement gap between white and native students is drawing more American Indian teachers. Teach for America initially served the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations and has expanded to include Standing Rock and Lower Brule. In 2004,...
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GF&P Commission to Finalize Several Seasons

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Residents can still comment on several outdoors issues ahead of this week’s meeting of the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission in Fort Pierre. The commission on Tuesday and Wednesday will finalize several hunting seasons, including fall turkey, antelope and early fall Canada goose. The commission will also...
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SD Department of Health Confirms More Than 50 Cases of Whooping Cough in 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Health says it has confirmed more than 50 cases of whooping cough statewide this year and the majority of those have been in Lawrence County. The Rapid City Journal reports that the state has so far confirmed 51 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough....
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Federal Help Sought for June Flooding and Tornado in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s three members of Congress have asked President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster for three counties hit last month by a tornado and flooding. In a letter to the president, Rep. Kristi Noem and Sens. Tim Johnson and John Thune requested federal help for Jerauld, Lincoln, and...
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