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Lawmakers: Tuition Freeze for Colleges Unlikely This Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers say there likely won’t be funding this year for a tuition freeze for in-state college students because of a recent reduced revenue projections for the state. A joint legislative committee killed a bill Thursday that would have frozen tuition at four-year and technical schools in the state....
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Online Maps Show Location of SD Spills, Recycling Sites & More

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – More maps are available online showing the location of pollution, recycling sites and other information related to South Dakota’s environment. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources added four new interactive database maps to its site at under “One-Stop Shops” in the upper-left corner. They provide data for more...
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Special Olympics State Tournament Set to Begin Tomorrow

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Special Olympics State Basketball Tournament is going to be underway in the Pierre/Fort Pierre area tomorrow and Saturday. The Pierre area will host the event for three years in a row and this is the second year it is coming to the Capital City and Fort Pierre....
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Daugaard Signs Proposal to Repeal So-Called ‘Daschle Law’

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a measure to change the state’s so-called “Daschle law” that bars a presidential candidate from seeking another office on the same South Dakota ballot. Daugaard’s office on Thursday announced that he approved a proposal to remove the prohibition. The original Republican-backed measure in 2002 faced...
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