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Noem Far Outpacing Robinson in Contributions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Republican U.S. Rep Kristi Noem is far outpacing her Democratic challenger in fundraising in her bid to serve South Dakota for another two years. Noem took in nearly $300,000 in campaign contributions during the last three months of 2013 and is reporting nearly $845,000 cash on hand at the...
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Members of Congress Push for Aid for Ranchers

WASHINGTON (AP) – Several members of Congress are pressing the U.S. agriculture secretary to expedite a provision in the new farm bill that helps ranchers in the Dakotas and Nebraska recover from an October blizzard. The nearly $100 billion-a-year federal farm bill, which awaits President Barack Obama’s signature, restarts a livestock disaster program that...
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SD Panel Kills Bill on Teaching Intelligent Design

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A measure that would have allowed South Dakota teachers to discuss intelligent design has been killed at the request of its sponsor. The Senate Education Committee on Thursday scrapped the measure, which dealt with the belief that a higher power must have had a hand in creation because life is...
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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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