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South Dakota Legislature: What to Know This Week

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are set to consider whether the state should offer scholarships to teachers in “critical” subjects. The Senate Education Committee is scheduled to have a hearing Tuesday on the matter. The proposal would give scholarships to college students who agree to teach in critically needed subjects for at...
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Home, Machine Shed, Business in SD Hit by Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Fire has destroyed a home north of Sioux Falls and a machine shed near Draper, and damaged a business in Vermillion. Authorities say a man in the home near Sioux Falls suffered minor burns on an arm in the Sunday morning blaze. He was alone in the home when...
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Repeal of Women in Combat Affects South Dakota

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – The Pentagon’s announcement lifting the ban on women in combat units will affect the South Dakota National Guard – though some women in the state have already seen their fair share of combat. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that 36 women currently serving in the state’s National Guard have earned...
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SD Lawmakers Look at Teen Driving Safety Measures

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel is looking at a proposal that would prohibit beginning drivers from using cellphones while behind the wheel. The proposal is part of a package of bills recommended by a task force that was created a year ago by the Legislature. The Senate Transportation Committee is...
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