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Nebraska Governor OKs Keystone XL Route Through State

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has approved a new route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline that avoids the state’s environmentally sensitive Sandhills region. Heineman sent a letter Tuesday to President Barack Obama confirming that he would allow the controversial project to proceed in his state. The pipeline has faced strong...
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Graduation Rates Above Average in the Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Public high school graduation rates in the Dakotas are higher than the national average. A report from the National Center for Education Statistics released Tuesday shows that the average graduation rate for incoming freshmen in North Dakota is 88.4 percent. The South Dakota rate is 81.8 percent. Across the...
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FPDC To Hold Annual Meeting on Tuesday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tuesday brings the annual meeting of the Fort Pierre Development Corporation.  The meeting will take place tomorrow night at the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre.  FPDC Executive Director Dave Bonde says there will be a speaker from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, a...
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Lawmaker Discusses HB 1087: School Sentinel Program Bill

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A hearing will be held Wednesday morning at the State Capitol, as lawmakers begin discussing a bill that if approved, would allow school boards in the state to arm staff and volunteers.  The legislation, House Bill 1087, would authorize school boards to set up “school sentinel programs”.  School safety...
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