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SD Has High Rate of Births Outside Wedlock

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that South Dakota has a high rate of babies being born to unwed women. The report says 37.4 percent of South Dakota births in 2011 were outside wedlock. That was the 19th-highest rate in the nation. The report says the rate...
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Safety Courses Offered to Young SD Farm Workers

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota State University Extension is offering training courses for young South Dakotans who plan to work on farms this summer. SDSU instructor Nicholas Uilk says certification in a Hazardous Occupation Safety Training in Agriculture course is required for all youth who are 14 and 15 and want to work...
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Tourism Secretary Expects Strong Summer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Secretary of Tourism Jim Hagen is confident that despite spring snow storms in the state, summer tourism numbers will be up in South Dakota. Hagen tells KELO-TV┬áthat South Dakota is not the only state that has seen spring snow. He says every survey his department has seen indicates people...
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SD Panel Seeks Applicants for Investment Council

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature is seeking applicants to fill a vacant seat on the State Investment Council. The council oversees the State Investment Office. It is responsible for investing state money and determining investment policies. People who are trained in investment and finance but who are not engaged in the...
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