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SD Director’s Movie Set for Annual Film Festival

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A movie written and directed by a Pierre man is a featured film at this weekend’s South Dakota Film Festival in Aberdeen. “Dust of War” features many South Dakotans as actors. It is a story about the post-apocalyptic American frontier where a lone soldier fends off a brutal warmonger to...
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Feds Charge 13 Defendants in ND Meth Conspiracy

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Federal court officials have released documents accusing 13 people in a methamphetamine conspiracy that resulted in the overdose deaths of two people from the Dakotas. Brock Fish, of Bismarck, is the only defendant named in all six counts of the indictment. He’s charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs resulting in...
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Maryland Man New Director of SD Education Association

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A union leader from Maryland has been named the new executive director of the South Dakota Education Association. Daniel Besseck will leave his position as director of AFSCME Association of Classified Employees, Local 2250, AFL-CIO in Bowie, Maryland. He starts the South Dakota job October 15th. Besseck was previously a...
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SD Had Second Highest Flu Shot Rate Last Season

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – New data from the federal government show that South Dakota had the second-highest vaccination rate nationally last season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that more than half of the state’s adult population got a shot. Massachusetts had the highest rate, with 57.6 percent, followed by South Dakota...
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