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Review Recommends Redesign of Leadership Programs

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – A two-year review by a statewide workgroup has recommended redesign of education leadership programs that prepare principals to work in South Dakota K-12 schools. The review led by former state Education Secretary Rick Melmer and retired educator Jim Parry recommends a shared program to be implemented by the state universities...
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Fire Meteorologist to Present SD Wildfire Outlook

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A fire meteorologist in South Dakota is scheduled to present the state’s wildfire outlook for 2014. Darren Clabo with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology on Thursday will discuss the expected weather conditions for the 2014 wildfire season within South Dakota and the Rocky Mountain region. Clabo...
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Eastern SD in For Heavy Snow and Gusty Winds

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Another spring snow storm has eastern South Dakota in its sights. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the region from Thursday afternoon into Friday morning. Forecasters say 4-10 inches of snow are possible, with the heaviest amounts along and east of Interstate 29. A...
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Two Arrested This Morning After Law Enforcement Chase in Potter County

GETTYSBURG, S.D. – (DRG News) Two Rapid City men were arrested this morning after a law enforcement pursuit west of Gettysburg. Gettysburg Police Chief Bill Wainman says the incident started this morning about 10:00 a.m. when the Gettysburg Police Department stopped a vehicle in town, for a traffic infraction. The driver of the vehicle...
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South Dakota Trade Mission to China to be May 9-16

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has set the dates for this year’s South Dakota trade mission to China.  Governor Dennis Daugaard, other state officials and representatives from select South Dakota companies will take part in the trade mission next month.  Late last year, Governor Daugaard invited business leaders to...
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Corps to Host Meetings on Missouri River Operation

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host public meetings in the Dakotas and other states to discuss the conditions and planned operation of the Missouri River reservoir system in 2014. The Bismarck Tribune reports the meeting in Bismarck is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 9 at the Civic Center...
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Snow Causes Travel Issues in Western South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Snow is causing problems for motorists in western South Dakota, and the eastern part of the state could be in for another round of snow later this week. The National Weather Service issued an advisory for western South Dakota on Wednesday morning, with as much as 5 inches of...
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More Heavy Snow Likely in Eastern South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Eastern South Dakota could be in for another round of snow this week. The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm watch for much of the eastern third of the state on Thursday. Forecasters say up to 9 inches of snow is possible, along with gusty winds. A...
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Report: SD Indian Casino Revenue Up 14% in 2012

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A new report says South Dakota’s 13 Native American-owned casinos had among the fastest revenue growth nationwide in 2012.        Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report says revenue at Indian gambling facilities operated by nine tribes in the state rose about 14 percent that year, to $124 million.   Larry...
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Study’s Low Marks on Youth Well-Being Stir States

UNDATED (AP) – A new report on child well-being, by state and race, has turned an unflattering spotlight on some places not used to being at the bottom of such lists. Wisconsin had a worst-in-the-nation ranking for its black children; South Dakota had abysmal results for its American Indian youth. The report, released Tuesday...
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