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Pierre Man Charged with Kidnapping and Burglary

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A $10,000 cash bond has been set for a Pierre man who has been charged with kidnapping and burglary.   Prosecutors say Lee Provancial broke into a Pierre home on June 13 and took a child from her bed and held her against her will in another room of the house.   Provancial...
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Philip Teacher Wins Prestigous Math Award

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Debrah Snook, a teacher at Philip High School, has won the mathematics portion of the 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in South Dakota.   Applicants submitted a non-edited video of a classroom lesson, as well as responses to a series of essay questions about effective teaching.  The honor...
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Campaign material business in South Dakota questioned

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A state senator is calling for an investigation into the South Dakota Secretary of State’s Office because of an employee’s operation of an online business that sells campaign materials.   Attorney General spokeswoman Sara Rabern says the letter from Republican Sen. Stan Adelstein of Rapid City was received Tuesday and the...
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South Dakota Schools Expecting Education Law Waiver Soon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota education officials expect to get a waiver this month from the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Law.        The Obama administration is allowing states to seek exemptions from the 2002 law’s requirements if they develop alternative standards for schools. Nearly 20 states have...
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