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SD Panel Advances Bill to Protect Teacher Data

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate Education Committee has passed a bill to protect the confidentiality of teacher and school staff data. The bill would amend the state’s public records law. It’s already passed the House with strong support. The state Department of Education requested the legislation. Education Secretary Melody Schopp says...
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USDA Spending $3M to Feed Honeybees in Midwest

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture hopes to help honeybees by giving $3 million to farmers and ranchers in the Upper Midwest to improve pastures. The department planned to announce its new program Tuesday morning. It gave details in advance to The Associated Press. Commercial honeybees pollinate about $15 billion worth of...
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Snow Route Declaration Lifted in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) (From the City of Pierre) The City of Pierre has lifted a Snow Route Declaration put in place yesterday. Citizens may resume parking on designated Snow Routes.  The city declared an “Emergency Snow Routes – Snow Alert” yesterday and started removing snow from snow routes after midnight. Residents were...
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SD House Rejects Alternative for Insuring Poor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has rejected a plan to use state money to buy insurance for the working poor. The measure failed on a vote of 24-45 after opponents said it would cost the state more than expanding the Medicaid program. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has asked federal officials to let...
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