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ND’s Heitkamp to Speak at McGovern Day Dinner

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — North Dakota U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp will speak at this year’s McGovern Day Dinner in Sioux Falls. The event is an annual celebration of the late senator and a fundraiser for the South Dakota Democratic Party. McGovern, who died in October at age 90, spoke at the dinner last...
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Administrators Group Opposes Arming Teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The executive director of a group opposing a new law in South Dakota that allows teachers and school personnel to be armed says the measure fails to address key issues. Rob Monson is the executive director of School Administrators of South Dakota. He says the so-called school sentinels bill fails...
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South Dakota Lawmakers Listening to Budget Address December 4, 2012 (KGFX Photo)

South Dakota Lawmakers Increase Their Own Budget

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers have increased their own budget to provide extra money for travel, staff and other expenses. As part of the state budget passed Friday, the lawmakers added $500,000 to the Legislature’s existing $4.8 million annual budget. The extra money will be used to pay for legislators’ travel to...
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SD Lawmakers OK Budget After Priority Dispute

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has passed a $4.1 billion state budget after lawmakers wrangled over whether to give more money to schools and medical facilities that treat low-income people. The House voted 48-7 late Friday night to accept a budget approved earlier in the day by the Legislature’s Joint Appropriations...
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