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SD Legislature Passes Bill Protecting Student Data

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House passed a bill Monday to protect the privacy of student data. It received unanimous support through the Senate and committee process. The state Education Secretary said last Friday that the measure will put into law what the department already does. The debate around the Common Core...
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Obama Says Shutdown Cost National Parks at Least $414M

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration says the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the shutdown was a striking reminder that national parks are a powerful economic...
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PFD Responds to Two Fires Sunday Evening

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department was called to a residence Sunday to the report that a fire was burning in an oven.  The Department’s Cory Hoffrogge says firefighters were alerted about 6:45 p.m. yesterday that a fire was burning in the appliance in one of the units at an apartment...
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Special Olympics SD State Basketball Tournament Coming to Pierre Soon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre will host the Special Olympics SD State Basketball Tournament-March 14 and 15. Communities throughout the state bid to host the State Games on three year cycles. Pierre will be location for the 2014-2016 tournaments. Chuck Quinn of Oahe Inc. is helping coordinate the tournament and says the upcoming...
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