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SD Panel Rejects 2 Bills on Common Core Standards

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative committee has ruled on three bills relating to the contested Common Core standards, rejecting two by a narrow margin. The House Education Committee voted 8-7 to defeat a measure to supplant the standards. Supporters of the measure said the standards were developed outside of the state....
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Cracker Barrel Hosted in Mobridge

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News)  This past Saturday there was a Cracker Barrel session held in Mobridge, S.D. hosted by Dakota Radio Group, Pollock Prairie Pioneer and Pizza Ranch. People from surrounding communities met with South Dakota State Senator Cory Brown and South Dakota State Representative Justin Cronin of District 23. A varied range...
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SD Lawmaker Expects Another Push for Hemp

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota lawmaker expects another attempt in the Legislature next year to push for the easing of restrictions on hemp production. A resolution urging the federal government to reconsider hemp’s status as a controlled substance and recognize its viability as a crop was approved in the House but not...
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South Dakota Cattle on Feed Up 7 Percent from 2013

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals had 240,000 cattle on feed on Feb. 1, up 7 percent from last year. The Agriculture Department says in its latest report that placements in feedlots during January totaled 54,000 head, up 50 percent from 2013. Marketings of fed...
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