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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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SD Flu Deaths Make it Deadliest Winter in 8 Years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Department of Health officials say 30 people in the state have died from the flu, making it the deadliest winter in eight years. Lon Kightlinger, the state epidemiologist, says the worst of the flu season is over but the virus is still circulating and people are still...
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