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SD Holds Symposium for Beginning Farmers, Ranchers

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Agriculture Department and South Dakota State University are holding a symposium on challenges faced by beginning farmers and ranchers. State Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones says the average age of a South Dakota farmer is 57. He says that’s due to the continually rising costs of land, equipment...
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School Board Gives First Reading to GMMS eReader Policy

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board gave first reading yesterday to a new e-reader policy for Georgia Morse Middle School.  Principal Troy Wiebe told the board Monday that there have been only a few requests in recent years by students to use the e-Reader devices like Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes and...
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SD Lawmakers Endorse University Funding Plan

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has endorsed a plan aimed at giving state universities and technical schools their fair share of any increases in state revenue. The proposal, which will be submitted to the full Legislature in January, does not require the governor and the Legislature to fund the...
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SD Senate Majority Picks Leaders for Next Two Years

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Republican majority in the South Dakota Senate has re-elected Sen. Russell Olson of Wentworth as its leader for the next two years. It will be Olson’s second term as Senate majority leader. The Argus Leader reports that the 28-member Republican caucus also chose Sen. Tim Rave of Baltic as...
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