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SD House: Districts Still Set School Start Date

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has rejected a bill that would have prevented public school districts from starting classes before the last Monday in August. The measure on Thursday failed on a vote of 29-40. Opponents say school districts should decide when classes start in the fall. They say districts might...
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SD Lawmakers Consider Plan to Change Bank Tax

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative committee is considering Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s proposed changes in the state bank franchise tax. Daugaard has said the tax must be revised to account for changes in how banks have spread their operations among many states. He says changes in the banking industry have made it...
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SD Senate Votes to Ease Student Drug Suspensions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has passed a measure that would reduce the time some students caught with drugs are suspended from sports and other school activities. Senators voted 32-1 to send the bill to the House. Current law requires that students convicted for a first drug offense be suspended from...
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G F & P to Hold Meeting Tonight on Lake Oahe Fisheries

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A meeting will be held in Pierre tonight to discuss the status of Lake Oahe’s fisheries. At this evening’s gathering, Game, Fish and Parks staff will present 2013 Missouri River fisheries data and talk about regulation changes for 2014. Geno Adams, Fisheries Program Administrator for G F & P...
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