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SD House Votes ‘No’ on Common Core Rewind

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A slim majority of the South Dakota House rejected a resolution to halt expansion of the Common Core State Standards. Thirty-five representatives voted Wednesday against the bill and 31 supported it. A few dozen constituents interested in the Common Core debate attended the session, including many supporters of the resolution...
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Propane Shortages Prompting State Officials to Act

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Supply problems in several states where propane is a crucial heating source have prompted governors and other officials to take action against vendors, investigate claims of price gouging and increase aid to low-income customers. The propane drain coincides with extreme cold temperatures in several Midwestern and Southern states where residents...
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SD Indian Case Against Social Services Can Proceed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A lawsuit from two tribes accusing South Dakota of routinely violating the federal law governing foster care and adoptions for American Indian children can proceed as a class-action case. According to court documents, a Rapid City judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss the lawsuit and ruled that parts of...
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Wismer to Start Gubernatorial Campaign Following Session and Tax Season

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A South Dakota lawmaker who announced yesterday that she intends to run for the Governor’s Office says she plans to base her upcoming campaign on priorities. Representative Susan Wismer, a Britton Democrat held a press conference at the Capitol building Tuesday. She said the state needs a Governor who stands...
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