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Democrats Press for Education, Teacher Pay as Priorities

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Democrats are urging Republican lawmakers and Gov. Dennis Daugaard to take on education funding and teacher pay as a key focus for the next legislative session. Assistant House Minority Leader Julie Bartling pressed her colleagues on Friday to recognize the issues as necessities like the road and bridge...
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SD Education Board Approves Slight Increase in Tuition Rates

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Education has approved a slight tuition increase that will go into effect in the next school year. Tuition and fees will go up by $8 per credit, to a $145 per credit. That includes a $2 increase in facility fees and $1 bump in maintenance...
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Prescribed Burn Planned for Portion of Lewis and Clark Trail Has Been Postponed

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A change has been made in plans for a prescribed burn that was going to be held today.  The City of Pierre and U.S. Forest Service had planned to burn a 12-acre area of the Lewis and Clark Trail along the river-south of the Oahe Softball Complex this afternoon. ...
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PRFD Called Saturday Morning to Rural Residence

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Rural Fire Department assisted at a home Saturday morning where smoke was reported in a furnace room. Pierre Rural Fire Chief Jason Roggow says crews were called to a trailer home at 2350 Kingsway Road about 7:20 a.m. Saturday. The residents had evacuated the home and a...
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