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Daugaard Inviting People to Return to South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Former South Dakotans may soon be receiving a phone call from a surprising source: South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard. A new online feature at the website for the worker recruitment program Dakota Roots allows family and friends to send a recorded message from the governor to out-of-state loved ones, urging...
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Commission Closes Waters to Baitfish Taking

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has closed creeks, streams and rivers to the taking of baitfish by traps, nets and seines to prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species such as Asian carp. Biologists say young Asian carp closely resemble some popular bait fish species and may be hard to recognize when mixed...
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SD Schools Eligible for Clean-Diesel Bus Grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s public school districts can apply for federal grants to get buses that emit less pollution. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources says it will accept grant applications until Dec. 21. The grants help schools buy new buses outfitted with emission controls or retrofit some buses with...
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ND, SD Celebrate 123rd Birthdays

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota and South Dakota are celebrating their 123rd birthdays. The two states entered the Union on Nov. 2, 1889. President Benjamin Harrison signed the admission papers for the two states on that day. North Dakota became the 39th state, and South Dakota the 40th. North Dakota Secretary of State...
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