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SD’s Role in War in Afghanistan Winding Down

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The role of the South Dakota National Guard in the war in Afghanistan is winding down after 13 years. The Guard has announced that it has no further deployments scheduled to the region after this year. The Rapid City Journal reports that South Dakota currently has 160 Army guardsmen...
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Fire Damages Hoven High School in Northern SD

HOVEN, S.D. (AP) – A high school in northern South Dakota is severely damaged after an overnight fire. Authorities say the blaze at Hoven High School started around 1 a.m. Sunday and was still burning after sunrise. Peggy Petersen is the superintendent of the Hoven School District. She tells KELO-TV that the blaze will...
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Sales, Property Tax Refunds Being Accepted in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Revenue is accepting applications from eligible senior and disabled residents for once-a-year sales or property tax refunds. Qualified applicants can receive a refund based on their income. The program’s income requirements for this year set the limit at $11,670 for a single-member household and at...
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Patchwork of SD Driver’s Ed Programs Under Review by DPS

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Public Safety Department has begun reviewing the state’s assortment of driver’s education programs, and one instructor says she would be open to more teaching guidance. There is little state oversight for driver’s education programs and the only requirement pertains to teacher training. Legislators and state officials have...
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