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SD Legislature to Debate Common Core Standards

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers expect to spend a lot of time during the upcoming legislative session debating the Common Core standards that establish what students should know in math and English at each grade level. Rep. Jim Bolin, of Canton, says he believes the standards adopted by 45 states are a...
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2014 SD Mountain Lion Season Off to a Slow Start

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Hunters in the South Dakota’s Black Hills are reporting a slow start to the season. The Rapid City Journal reports that as of Friday, 10 mountain lions had been killed, which is about half as many compared to a typical season. Hunters say lack of fresh snow in the...
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House Destroyed by Fire in Mobridge

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) At approximately 6:20 p.m. January 11th, the Mobridge Fire, Police and Ambulance Departments responded to a house fire at 1109 North Main Street in Mobridge, S.D On their arrival the house was emitting smoke from the doors and windows.  Shortly thereafter the house was fully involved with fire. I spoke...
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Panel Says Lawmaker Can Run for Judicial Position

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota committee that deals with judicial elections says a state lawmaker could campaign for a judicial position while continuing to serve in the Legislature. However, the South Dakota Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention says the state Constitution provides that no judge can be a member of...
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