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Ranchers Relief Fund Announces Final Distribution

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A relief fund for western South Dakota ranchers who lost tens of thousands of cattle in an early October blizzard is set to disburse the last of $5.4 million in donations. South Dakota Stockgrowers Association President Bob Fortune says the outpouring of support to the Ranchers Relief Fund for those...
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SD Uses Tobacco Settlement Dollars for Education

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has directed annual funds from a 1998 tobacco settlement toward a state trust fund for education. Top cigarette makers have made about $6 billion in annual payments to 46 states to cover smoking-related health care costs. States are not required to use that money on tobacco-related programs. South...
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ACLU Protests Distribution of Bibles at SD School

MILLER, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is protesting the distribution of Bibles to fifth-graders in the Miller School District. The organization on Monday announced it sent a letter to the district’s board of education president asking to reconsider its decision to approve the Bible distribution. David...
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New “Buddy Bench” Added to Buchanan School Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A new feature was added to one of Pierre’s elementary schools on Friday. What is being called a “Buddy Bench” was placed at the playground of Buchanan Elementary School. The idea for the bench came from one of the school’s students, 7-year-old Kailey Wallman. She had seen that another...
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