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Pierre National Guard Unit Back on US Soil

(From South Dakota National Guard) FORT HOOD, Texas – Sixty-eight Soldiers of the 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, South Dakota Army National Guard, arrived in the United States today, Dec. 10, after serving a five-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Members of the Pierre-based 152nd arrived in Fort Hood, Texas,...
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District 24 Lawmakers Talk with Pierre School Board About Common Core Educational Standards

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The three members of the South Dakota Legislature’s District 24 spoke with the Pierre School Board and district administrators yesterday on the topic of Common Core educational standards during a legislative forum.  A majority of states across the country adopted the Common Core State Standards, which lay out reading...
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District 24 Lawmakers Hear Issues and Information at Pierre School District’s Legislative Forum

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The new Common Core academic standards and school finances were two of the main topics discussed at yesterday’s Legislative Forum, hosted by the Pierre School Board.  The forum, featuring the three lawmakers from District 24-Senator Jeff Monroe and Representatives Mary Duvall and Tim Rounds, was held before the board’s...
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SD Lawmaker Will Propose Repeal of Death Penalty

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state lawmaker who previously supported the death penalty says he will ask the 2014 South Dakota Legislature to repeal capital punishment. Rep. Steve Hickey of Sioux Falls, who also is a pastor, says he changed his mind on the death penalty after reviewing the Bible. He says he also...
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