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SD Committee Supports Prenatal Care for Immigrants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has passed a measure to provide prenatal care to immigrant women who are not citizens. The Health and Human Services Committee voted 11-1 to support the bill. Legislators and supporters from medical and religious organizations say the bill will save money and the lives of...
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Phil Baker Concert at Scherr-Howe Event Center

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) On Saturday, February 8th, Friends of Scherr-Howe will host award-winning, Children’s Performer, Phil Baker, from Sioux Falls. The concert will take place at 2 p.m. at the Scherr-Howe Event Center.  There is no admission charge, however they will ask for a free will donation. Phil Baker, who will visit...
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Sitting Bull College Offers Master’s Degree Program

FORT YATES, N.D. — (DRG News) Sitting Bull College on the Standing Rock Reservation, which is located in both North Dakota and South Dakota, has made a big step up in the academic world. Television station KFYR-TV reports that Sitting Bull College is the first tribal college in the state to offer a master’s...
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New Off-Season Football Competition in Mobridge

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) Head Coach Nathan Lamb is asking businesses to help in a new competition the football team has scheduled. Seven teams of 5-7 Mobridge-Pollock High School Football players will be competing against each other for the best off-season training and academic performance. Businesses can help the team by donating prizes...
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Mobridge Area Chamber of Commerce Online Job Board

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) The Mobridge Area Chamber of Commerce is very excited to announce a new benefit to Chamber businesses: a new online job board.  Executive Director Haden Merkel states, “After job service left us last year, we heard from many of you that getting the word out about open positions...
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SD Bill: Teachers Can Discuss Intelligent Design

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are considering a measure that would allow teachers to discuss intelligent design in classrooms. Intelligent design is the belief that a higher power must have had a hand in creation because life is too complex to have developed through evolution alone. The Senate Education Committee planned to...
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SD House Endorses Extending Lawmakers’ Term Limits

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment that would extend the term limits that apply to state lawmakers. Senate and House members can serve no more than four consecutive two-year terms in a chamber, for a total of eight years. But a lawmaker can run for another...
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SD Senate Unanimously Passes Shared Parenting Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has voted unanimously to pass a bill encouraging joint physical custody of children in divorce proceedings. Other bills dealing with the issue have failed in recent legislative sessions. This year’s bill is based on an Iowa custody law and is designed to give children substantial time...
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Fort Pierre Working to Remove Unsightly, Abandoned Buildings

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) City leaders in Fort Pierre say they are making progress at removing buildings that are considered unsightly, dangerous, or are abandoned or vacant. Three structures in town were demolished this week and the debris was removed. Mayor Sam Tidball says the city reworked an ordinance last fall regarding...
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Four Local Historic Properties Among 17 Approved for State Historic Preservation Property Tax Moratorium

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota State Historical Society board of trustees recently approved 17 property tax moratorium applications. Jay D. Vogt, director of the State Historical Society says the approvals are for an eight-year state historic preservation property tax moratorium for restoration and rehabilitation of historic buildings. Vogt says if an...
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