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SD Budget Committee Rejects School Aid Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel that helps put together the state budget has rejected a plan to give extra state financial aid to school districts. But officials representing local schools say the issue will not be decided until the Legislature passes a budget in March. The bill sought to boost...
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Audit: Benda Helped Increase Beef Plant Grant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A state audit has found that South Dakota’s former economic development director used his public position to help his future private employer get a bigger grant for a struggling beef processing plant. The audit released Thursday found that Richard Benda was working out a new job with SDRC Inc....
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Amber Alert Canceled for Two SD Children

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say two South Dakota children reported missing have been found safe at an apartment complex near where they were abducted from their mother’s home. Rapid City police say they have arrested 27-year-old Skye Burnham-Endicott who they accuse of taking the children. An Amber Alert was issued Thursday morning...
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Authorities Issue Amber Alert for Two Children in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Authorities are looking for a man they say took two children from their mother after assaulting her at her Rapid City home. Police say Skye Burnham-Endicott is considered armed and dangerous. He is accused of taking 1-year-old Tayloni Skye Burnham-Endicott and 1-month-old Layla Marie Tuttle shortly after 11 p.m....
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