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South Dakota Student Math, Reading Scores Steady

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials say South Dakota’s fourth grade and eighth grade scores for math and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress exam have remained steady over the years but there is room for improvement for younger readers. The tests, also known as “the nation’s report card,” are given every other...
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New Money for Cardiac Care Effort

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is about to roll out a new program to improve cardiac care around the state. Gov. Dennis Daugaard is expected to detail the effort in a news conference Friday morning. He’ll be joined by officials from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, which is providing funding. The trust just last...
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SD Gets Grant to Expand Health Care Access

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The federal government has given South Dakota $1.3 million to expand access to health care in the state. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says the funding is being made available by the Affordable Care Act. South Dakota health centers last year served almost 56,000 patients and...
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SD Macy’s Float to Feature Rock Legend Joan Jett

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will appear on the Mount Rushmore American Pride float at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. South Dakota Tourism Secretary Jim Hagen says Jett is a rock legend, especially among the generation of visitors South Dakota is looking to attract. Jett is best known for...
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