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Behind the Wheel: 3 of 4 Teens Drive, Fewer in Bigger Cities

NEW YORK (AP) – A new government study finds about 3 out of 4 older teens are driving, but rates vary widely by state and city. Hawaii had the lowest percentage of teen drivers, at 53 percent. North Dakota and South Dakota had the largest, at about 90 percent. The teen driving rate was...
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Regents Approves 5.8 Percent Average Resident Tuition Hike

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – The state Board of Regents has approved a proposal to raise tuition and fees for South Dakota’s six public universities by an average of 5.8 percent for the upcoming school year. The board met Thursday in part to discuss the hikes, which translate to an average increase of about $456...
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Zach Pahlke Appointed as Mellette County State’s Attorney

WHITE RIVER, S.D. – (DRG News) Following the death of a long-time State’s Attorney, Mellette County officials made an appointment to fill the remainder of Michael “Mick” Strain’s term. Strain, who had served as State’s Attorney in the county since 1992, passed away on March 12. Mellette County Auditor Jerry Schwarting says a special...
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SDHP Service K-9’s Used in Drug Checks Wednesday at Two Pierre Schools

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Service dogs from the South Dakota Highway Patrol were used yesterday to conduct drug checks at two Pierre schools.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the investigations took place at Riggs High School and Georgia Morse Middle School.  The service dogs sniffed about 200 vehicles at Riggs High School...
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