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New Law Delays Common Core for Other Subjects

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill that would delay adoption of Common Core standards for any other subjects. The new law also requires officials to provide an opportunity for public comment for all new content standards. The math and English standards adopted by nearly all states were...
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Governor Says Though Flooding Not Probable, State to be Proactive in Watching River Conditions

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Governor has reiterated that state officials will continue to monitor river conditions and flooding chances as winter wraps up and Spring gets underway. Last Thursday, Governor Dennis Daugaard announced that he had directed state emergency officials to work with federal and local entities to assess the potential...
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Avera St. Mary’s Foundation Holds Annual Gala to Help with Screening Colonoscopies

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Avera St. Mary’s Foundation held its annual gala Friday with this year’s event geared toward helping people pay for screening colonoscopies. The foundation pledged up to $50,000 of money it raised Friday to pay up to $500 in out-of-pocket expenses for those who schedule their screening before the end...
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Police Investigate Vehicle Stolen in Pierre Over the Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is looking for a vehicle that was reported stolen over the weekend.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were told about the stolen vehicle Saturday morning just before 8:00 a.m.  Authorities are searching for a 1994 Blue Chevrolet C2500 pickup with South Dakota license...
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