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Legislature: Preschool Computer Proposal Advances

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A proposal to pilot a home-based preschool program for low-income families has won approval from a legislative panel over opposition from education lobbyists. The proposal, by Rapid City Republican Rep. Jacqueline Sly, puts computers and software in the homes of 4- and 5-year-olds of low-income families. Parents must promise their...
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Wind Chill Advisory and Winter Storm Watch in Forecast

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The weather forecast contains a Wind Chill Advisory through noon today and a Winter Storm Watch from tomorrow evening through late Thursday night.  Dan Mohr with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen says it will be chilly today and chances of snow begin to show up in the forecast...
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Flu Cases Shorten Blood Supply in the Dakotas, Minnesota

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The flu and other winter illnesses have led to a shortage of blood in parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota, and recent blizzard conditions have hindered efforts to collect more. Molly Vetter, center manager of United Blood Services in Aberdeen, S.D., says a blizzard about a week ago cost the...
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Today is South Dakota Civil Air Patrol Day

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has declared today as South Dakota Civil Air Patrol Day. Daugaard signed the proclamation establishing the day as a way to recognize the hard work and volunteer hours that the members of the Civil Air Patrol put in during missions for local, state, tribal and federal governments....
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