South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard discusses federal education policy at the Education and Workforce Committee session February 22 at the 2015 Winter Meeting of the NGA.

Governors to Meet with Obama at the White House Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) – Many of the nation’s Republican governors are blaming President Barack Obama for a budget standoff that threatens a potential Department of Homeland Security shutdown. They’ll be able to make their case in person when they convene at the White House on Monday morning. The meeting comes days before the DHS’s $40...
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More South Dakota Cattle in Feedlots Than Year Ago

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Large South Dakota feedlots have more cattle than a year ago. The U.S. Agriculture Department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says lots with capacities of 1,000 or more head contained 230,000 cattle on feed on Feb. 1. That’s up 5 percent from last year. Placements for cattle headed to slaughter...
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National Guard Exhibit to Offer History of Women’s Uniforms

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota National Guard is celebrating the contribution of women in the U.S. Armed Forces by bringing a military uniform exhibit to college campuses in the state. The Women’s History Month military uniform exhibit will feature service uniforms from several time periods. The free exhibit at several of...
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Avera to Manage Smoking Cessation Program on Reservations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A research program that uses mobile technology including text messages to promote smoking cessation and ultimately prevent lung cancer deaths among Native Americans will now be handled by Avera Health. The Walking Forward program has been managed by Rapid City Regional Hospital since it was started in 2012. Avera...
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