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Committee to Hear Bill to Attract Teachers to Rural Schools

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel is expected to take up a measure aimed at addressing South Dakota’s rural teacher shortage by covering college tuition for professionals already working in such schools. The House Appropriations Committee on Friday is expected to review a proposal that would offer tuition assistance to certain school employees...
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CMS Spokesperson Talks About Upcoming Deadline for Health Coverage

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) February 15 brings the deadline for those needing health care coverage to apply for it under the Affordable Care Act.  Mike Fierberg, a spokesperson for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says South Dakota currently has over 18,000 residents who have enrolled for health insurance.  He says it’s...
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Thune, Rounds Vote to Send Keystone XL Bill to Obama’s Desk

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s U.S. Senate delegation has voted to approve a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a portion of which would run through the state. Republican Sens. John Thune and Mike Rounds were two of the 62 senators who voted in favor of sending the bill...
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February to Bring Farm Bill Meetings in Area Communities

BROOKINGS, S.D. – (DRG News) Farm Bill meetings will be held throughout the state next month to provide farmers and ranchers with information on farm bill choices and requirements.  Jack Davis, SDSU Extension Crops Business Management Field Specialist says the deadline for the 2014 farm bill is approaching quickly and producers need to become...
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