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Former USD Law Professor Myers to Run for Governor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A former University of South Dakota law professor has announced plans to run for governor as an independent candidate. The Argus Leader reports that 77-year-old Mike Myers announced his bid on Friday. Myers taught health care law and elder law at USD for 23 years. He also served as...
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South Dakota Ranks High for Kindergarten Shots

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota parents are apparently doing a good job of getting kindergartners in for their shots. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the state has some of the highest immunization rates in the nation for kindergarten students. The CDC surveyed records for more than 12,000 students from...
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229 State Prison Inmates Earned GED Last Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say 229 state prison inmates earned GED credentials in the past state fiscal year, up from 167 the previous year. Inmates entering the state prison system who have no high school diploma are required to work toward a GED credential while incarcerated. The state Labor Department provides...
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Federal Judge Dismisses Early Voting Lawsuit

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to make sure Shannon County residents have the same access to early voting that residents of other South Dakota counties get. U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier dismissed the lawsuit after finding that state and local officials have promised to provide an...
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