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Thune to Reprise Committee Assignments in 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota says he’ll continue his current committee assignments in the upcoming Congress. Thune’s office announced on Monday the committee assignments for South Dakota’s incoming senior U.S. senator. He’ll serve on the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; the Committee on Commerce, Science, and...
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$1 Million Donation to Fund American Indian Sculpture

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The Norm and Eunabel McKie family of Rapid City is donating $1 million to build a statue to help mark South Dakota’s 125th anniversary of statehood. Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced the donation Monday to fund the 45-foot statue of a star quilt being received by a Native American woman....
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Oklahoma Men Plead Guilty in South Dakota Contractor Scam

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two people from Oklahoma have pleaded guilty in a scheme to entice South Dakota consumers to buy their asphalt laying services. Sixty-four-year-old Sylvester Cooper Sr. and 41-year-old Leonard Cooper, of Spiro, Oklahoma, are charged with failing to inform buyers of their right to cancel and failure to furnish cancellation forms....
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Regents CEO Part of Meeting with US Education Secretary

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Board of Regents Executive Director and CEO Jack Warner is traveling to Washington, D.C., this week to meet with federal Education Secretary Arne Duncan and other education leaders. The officials will discuss state-level efforts to raise K-12 education standards and assessments. Warner says the goal is to better...
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